- Students will be able to suggest a plausible course of action to an appropriate government or non-governmental agency using scientific data to support their thinking.
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Task: Summarize how science can be used to help the government make informed decisions. (Use your experience from this project as an example in your explanation)
Task: Skim over the reading "How Streamflow is Measured" by the USGS. And be ready to discuss the following questions
Task: IDENTIFY & list all the measures that you can think of in order to determine the health of a water system
Once students have their list, pair up with a nearby partner to combine your lists and to rank the top three and explain your reasoning.
Be prepared to share out your lists of the top three measurements and your justifications.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Water Prediction, https://water.noaa.gov/map
Using the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Water Prediction map students should identify the closest stream to your own home. Once you have found that, you should use the map to try and trace the route that water from that stream would take all the way to a sea, ocean, or gulf. (For example: Elkhorn River into Platte River, into the Missouri River, to the Mississippi River, to the Gulf of Mexico). For more information on watersheds, drainage basins, and how water moves through streams use the Watersheds and Drainage Basins website (https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins) put together as part of the Water Science School of the USGS.
Once you have completed your downstream trace, you will group up with other students who had the same closest stream and check each other’s work to ensure you all came up with the same pathway.
Once all groups are complete, we will work as a full group to discuss the following questions
Environmental Policy Class Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.