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This four-part multimedia project is designed to engage students in problems relevant to their lives, provide compelling content for investigation, and give students opportunities to form their own points of view. The design of the project focuses on engaging topics, an issue-driven approach, and a variety of technology resources.

Explore More: Water Quality
Students will investigate critical issues related to water quality, examine the many ways water is used, profile types of pollution, and evaluate a variety of stakeholders with unique perspectives on the quality of water. After analyzing these issues, uses and stakeholders, students will make decisions about how to improve the quality of water within a community

Primary Objectives:
After viewing content and interactions presented, students will be able to:

  • Identify sources of water, and observe and report water consumption in communities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of watersheds and the water cycle.
  • Discriminate between point and nonpoint source pollutants.
  • Apply an understanding of point and nonpoint source pollutants and their affect on water quality.
  • Explain how geographical, political, social, economic, and environmental factors influence water quality.
  • Analyze interactions between the natural environment and humans.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate competence in writing, listening, speaking, and presenting an argument, including an application of basic principles of logic and reasoning.
  • Students will collaborate with peers, experts, and others to write and present products using technology resources. Through the presentation of these products, students will demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students will interpret and display data used to present an argument.