What Affects Your Watershed?
|Link to Resource:||https://authoring.concord.org/activities/2762/single_page/545f746c-9dae-4c3b-b7e6-253887dfa33d|
|Resource Type:||Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction|
|Organization:||Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)|
|Summary:||A watershed is the area of land that water flows over to reach a river, lake, or a stream. Near the upslope edges of a watershed, small tributary streams (1st, 2nd and 3rd order) begin gathering water that flows downstream into larger rivers and eventually drains into a river, bay, or ocean. Some of this water also soaks deeper into the ground joining groundwater storage areas, called aquifers that are important drinking water resources. This activity will help you learn about your local watershed.|
|Earth Science Big Ideas:||Big Idea 5; Big Idea 8|
|NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:||ESS2.C|
|NGSS Performance Expectations:||MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-4|
|NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:||Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models|
|NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:||Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity|
|Subjects:||environment; land use; water resources; water systems; watershed|
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Underwater video of sediment transport in Akutan, Alaska by High Tide Exploration by Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)