Where Does Our Clean Water Come From and Where Does Our Dirty Water Go After We Make it Dirty? [vBeta]

COMING SOON - ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE:  Spring or Summer 2018

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SYNOPSIS

In this fifth-grade unit on earth systems and on the structure and properties of matter, students investigate where the dirty water that drains out of their homes and schools goes and where the clean water they use comes from.    Their investigations lead them to uncover connections between the hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.   Their discoveries spark a series of design problems to solve, to help protect freshwater reservoirs and minimize human impacts on the environment, including ways to mitigate flooding and erosion, naturally filter water and prevent contamination of water reservoirs, and conserve water usage in drought-prone areas of the world.  


DEVELOPMENT STATUS

This development of this storyline is sponsored by the Alliance for the Great Lakes.  Alpha pilots are currently underway.  Contact Katie Larson <klarson@greatlakes.org> for more details.