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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – The Importance of Water

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Water is essential for life—and understanding the importance of clean drinking water is essential in understanding sustainability! Show your environmental science class the basics of water testing and treatment through a week-long examination of the water table. Scholars detect and record contaminants in water samples and design a method for cleaning contaminated water.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite someone from the local water treatment facility to come speak to the class about water treatment and quality
  • Ask pupils who live in different neighborhoods to bring in water samples from home, including homes with well water
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be familiar with the pH scale; consider reviewing the basics before launching the lesson
  • The included materials are state-specific, plan to substitute similar materials from your own state
  • Focused activities make for a week's worth of aquatic adventure!
  • The lesson includes extensions and modifications to suit the needs of your class
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