Downloadable unit from the People and the Planet curriculum. With your purchase, you will receive the unit’s student background reading, four lesson plans, and summative assessment. Purchase now and immediately receive a downloadable, printable PDF.
Background Reading: The Human Footprint: Water
Water, Water Everywhere: Students observe a brief demonstration on the distribution of the world’s water and then calculate how much water they use on a daily basis, both directly and indirectly.
Who Polluted the Potomac?: Through an interactive story, students experience the pollution of a local river over time and propose methods to protect the river from current and future pollution.
Like Oil and Water: Students make observations about a simulated oil spill and then use the engineering design process to create and test potential solutions for cleaning up oil spills and rehabilitating marine birds.
Almighty Aquifers: Students participate in a game that mimics the relationship between population growth and aquifer depletion.