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Water Module (6-8)

Water Module (6-8)

Essential questions: 
When you use water at home or school, where does that water come from?
What is the water-energy nexus?
What is a water portfolio?
What are the major components of your community’s water portfolio?
Why is a water portfolio necessary in your community?
How can you design a water purification system that is economically and environmentally beneficial to society?

Go with the Flow: Students will learn, discuss and identify various types of renewable energy. Students will then develop and present a diagram displaying how humans harness a type of renewable energy to their classmates

Water Portfolio: Students will conduct research to find out their community’s water portfolio. Students will collect water samples from various locations in their community and test them for approved contaminants.

Filtration Stations: Students will become engineers and design a water purification system. They will review the engineering design process as they use it during their investigation.

Ocean Carbon Balance: Students will learn about the ocean acidification cycle using clay molecular models. They will then conduct an experiment, demonstrating where certain liquids falls on the pH scale, and analyze how adding CO2 to liquid sample alter the pH level. They will connect their findings from the experiment to ocean acidification in the world today.