After completing this activity, students will be able to:
-Understand what a watershed is
-Understand the flow of water in a watershed
-Understand what identifiers constitute good water quality
-Take lake samples and test the samples
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Cause and effect
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9-12(adult):
D-1 The interaction of social and natural systems can create properties that are different from either individual system.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.
D-4 It is not always possible to predict accurately the result of changing some part or connection between social and natural systems.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.I.B.2 - The student will recognize that a variable is a condition that may influence the outcome of an investigation and know the importance of manipulating one variable at a time.
7.I.B.4 - The student will explain how classroom scientific investigations relate to established scientific principles.
8.I.B.1 - The student will know that scientific investigations involve the common elements of systematic observations, the careful collection of relevant evidence, logical reasoning and innovation in developing hypotheses and explanations.
8.I.B.2 - The student will describe how scientistis can conduct investigations in a simple system and make generalizations to more complex systems.
9-12.I.B.1 - The student will design and complete a scientific experiment using scientific methods by determining a testable question, making a hypothesis, designing a scientific investigation with appropriate controls, analyzing data, making conclusions based on evidence and comparing conclusions to the original hypothesis and prior knowledge.
9-12.I.B.2- The student will distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data.
9-12.I.B.4- The student will identify possible sources of error and their effects on results.
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