After completing this activity, students will be able to:
-Describe (define) a watershed and its function in the environment
-Identify how human action impacts the environment - Stewardship
-Identify shoreline erosion and methods used to prevent and control erosion
-Take a water sample, secchi readings, gage readings
-Understand the results of the tests and their significance
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES preK-2, 3-5:
A-1 Social systems and natural systems are made of parts.
A-2 Social systems and natural systems may not continue to function if some of their parts are missing.
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B-2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
K.IV.G.1 - The student will observe and describe the environment using the five senses.
1.IV.B.1 - The student will observe and describe how plants and animals grow and change.
2.III.A.1 - The student will observe and describe rocks, soils, water, and air.
3.IV.C.2 - The student will know that changes in a habitat can be beneficial or harmful to an organism.
4.III.A.1 - The student will investigate environmental issues and potential solutions.
5.III.A.1 - The student will recognize the natural processes that cause rocks to break down into smaller pieces and eventually into soil.
5.III.A.2 - The student will investigate the formation, composition and properties of soil.
6.I.A.1- The student will distinguish between scientific evidence and personal opinion.
6.I.C.1 - The student will describe the types of questions asked, the products, and methods of investigation used to distinguish science from technology.
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