Danger from Afar: Non-Point Source Pollution and the Lake Superior Basin

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How prevalent is pollution in the water system? A hands-on activity focuses on one area that is prone to pollution. Learners use game chips to represent clean water and polluted water and complete an activity that demonstrates how pollution affects both humans and other species in the ecosystem. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research local areas of pollution and possible causes
  • Repeat the activity several times with different levels of pollution; discuss whether there is an acceptable level of pollution
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the use of 100+ plastic chips to use as game pieces
Pros
  • Incorporates a kinesthetic activity to model the concept
  • Adaptable to different grade levels
Cons
  • None
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