Appropriate for Grades: 1-12
Learning Standards Covered: 4.ESS.1, 4.ESS.2, 4.ESS.3, 7.ESS.1, 7.LS.2 High School: ENV.ES.4, ENV.ER.3
Program Length: 20 minutes - 1 hour
Vocabulary: watershed, point source pollution, non-point source pollution, runoff, stormwater, best management practices, sediment, nutrients, organic, toxic, eutrophication, harmful algal blooms, hypoxia
- Understand how human actions cause water pollution
- Learn how to prevent water pollution in daily life
Using a 3-D model of a watershed, students learn about the sources of non-point and point source pollution while exploring water pollution prevention through visual interaction. The EnviroScape helps students make connections between what we do on Earth and the impact on the environment through several types of landscapes.