How Natural Areas Filter Water

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Often called the gift of nature, water is a valuable natural resource. A creative lesson examines the importance of water quality for both humans and agriculture. Scholars learn to view natural areas as filters for rainwater. They conduct an experiment to compare the effectiveness of these natural areas to manmade areas such as pavement.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Take a tour, either real or virtual, of a water treatment plant
Classroom Considerations

  • You will need to prepare an extensive list of materials prior to the lesson
  • Expects a fundamental understanding of the water cycle
Pros

  • Provides local connections to increase motivation
  • Includes a list of important background vocabulary
Cons

  • None