Watershed Connections Resources

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Link to Resource: https://www.potomacriver.org/resources/educator-resources/watershed-connections/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
Summary:The following educator resources center around ICPRB’s Watershed Connections Land Use Model, which enables students to explore various land uses and impacts on their watersheds. Model-building directions and educator resources can be found below. ICPRB also provides model building workshops for educators.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 5; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-3; 5-ESS2-2; 5-ESS3-1; HS-ESS2-5; HS-ESS3-4; MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; ecosystem; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; pollution; water quality; watershed
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