Sustainable Water Solutions: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Switching indoor water fixtures to low flow reduces water usage by more than 45 percent. This and other solutions to reduce water usage have both pros and cons. Scholars view videos of different solutions, discuss them in small groups, and present to the entire group the approaches they consider most appropriate. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss other ideas for recycling water such as septic sprinkler systems
  • Ask class members to identify simple steps to reduce usage such as planting local plants and catching rain water
Classroom Considerations

  • Familiarize yourself with the teacher toolkit file for each video used well before the lesson
  • Ffth of a 10-lesson unit on Fresh Solutions
Pros

  • Includes worksheets for getting the most out of each video
  • Links to many other related lessons
Cons

  • None
NGSS