Quiet Contamination of Our Waters

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
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2
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4
5
6
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8
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10
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12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What are some changes people can make in their daily routines to make local waterways cleaner?

Photo Credit: IMG_2925 by Dan Jeffrey is licensed under CC by 4.0 

Unit Overview 

Students learn about the toxic ingredients in personal care products and take action to protect local waterways from the effects of the chemicals.

Service Experience 
The project focuses on raising awareness of reducing use and proper disposal of PPCPs. Students may create PSAs, posters, or another format to teach people about using safe products for the sake of the environment and our water.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Quiet Contamination of Our Waters
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12

Students learn about the toxic ingredients in personal care products and take action to protect local waterways from the effects of the chemicals.

Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project. The reflection brings learning and service impact together.

Photo Credit: IMG_2925 by Dan Jeffrey is licensed under CC by 4.0