Water Shortage! How Would You Handle This Water Crisis?
|Link to Resource:||https://water.usgs.gov/edu/activity-shortage.html|
|Resource Type:||Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction|
|Organization:||United States Geological Survey (USGS)|
|Summary:||You've got a water shortage in your city. Because of the growing population, demand for more water, and the ongoing drought, you're running out of water! You are the mayor -- you are in charge. How will you solve the problem, since you want to do what's best for your community (and get re-elected)? There are two things you can do, increase the supply of water and/or decrease the demand for water. By using the form, give your opinions on what measures you'd use to tackle the problem (which is a real situation happening in many places all over the world every day). Start a class discussion about why you think some measures would work and some wouldn't. The discussion will get more complicated than you think!|
|Earth Science Big Ideas:||Big Idea 5; Big Idea 7|
|NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:||ESS2.C; ESS3.A|
|NGSS Performance Expectations:||HS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-1|
|NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:||Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence|
|NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:||Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation|
|Subjects:||6-8; 9-12; high school; middle school; usgs; water; water availability; water resources; water use|
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