Watersheds: Water Quality, Sampling

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10/12/2015
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Students will:
-Learn what a watershed is
-Collect water samples
-Identify a watershed's function in the environment.
-Learn how to identify individual watershed regions and their inter-connectedness
-Demonstrate knowledge of how human actions impact the natural state of watersheds.
-Understand the dynamics of what are the components of good water quality-oxygen, ph, solids, phosphates

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Abiotic factors
Function
Knowledge
Structure

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5, 6-8, 9-12(adult):
Grades 3 - 5
B-2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.

Grades 6 - 8
C-2 The output from a social or natural system can become the input to other parts of social and natural systems.
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.

Grades 9 - 12 (adult)
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.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3.I.A.1 - The student will explore the use of science as a tool that can help investigate and answer question about the environment.

3.I.B.2 - The student will participate in a scientific investigation using appropriate tools.

4.I.B.2 - The student will collect, organize, analyze and present data from a controlled experiment.

5.I.B.1 - The student will perform a controlled experiment using a specific step-by-step procedure and present conclusions supported by the evidence.

6.I.B.2 - The student will distinguish among observation, prediction and inference.

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.

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 scientists can conduct investigations in a simple system and make generalizations to more complex systems.

9-12.I.A.3 - The student will recognize that in order to be valid, scientific knowledge must meet certain criteria including that it: be consistent with experimental, observational and inferential evidence about nature; follow rules of logic and reporting both methods and procedures; and, be falsifiable and open to criticism.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Pelican River Watershed District
Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Environmental Studies
Lake
Water
Target Audience: 
Citizen and Youth Groups
Grades 7-9
Grades Pre K-6
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Enhancements / Connections: 

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Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Pelican River Watershed District
Denise Baer
PO Box 1043, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
(218)846-0436
dbaer@lakesnet.net
www.prwd.org

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