Managing Water

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Link to Resource: https://authoring.concord.org/activities/5666/single_page/0f6ca9de-b4de-4197-bdac-dd36043ccd19
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Publication Date:2016
Summary:Essential Question: What can you do to improve water in the lakes, rivers, and streams in your watershed? Do you know of water in your area where fishing or swimming is not allowed or where the water is not safe to drink? Water is a vital natural resource and protecting our water is a national priority. In 1972, the United States Congress passed the Clean Water Act to protect the nation's water. The goal of this important law is to make sure that our lakes, rivers and streams are “fishable, swimmable and drinkable.” (The United States Environmental Protection Agency or EPA is the federal agency responsible for enforcing this law.) However, many waterways in our country are still polluted. Fifty years after the Clean Water Act was passed, there are still many places that we cannot safely use for fishing, swimming, and drinking. But thanks to help from everyone, our water is improving.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-3; HS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change
Subjects: natural resources; pollution; water; water quality; water resources
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