Optional Pre-Activity: Crumpled Paper Watershed

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Link to Resource: https://authoring.concord.org/activities/6637/single_page/38304ace-c026-41d8-ad37-a7365ad98d68
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Summary:You will create a model of a watershed with paper. By observing how surface water flow is determined by the shape of the land, you will visually and dramatically observe the physical characteristics of a watershed, and investigate the impacts of human land use decisions.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-4; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: environment; groundwater; land and water; land use; pollution; water quality; water systems; watershed
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