Watershed S.O.S. (Saving Our Sources)
Students learn about the water cycle, how the watershed works, pollutants of the watershed, uses of water, and water as a nonrenewable resource. Students educate, take action through the political process by contacting local governmental agencies (DNR, contact state or U.S. Representatives), or write letters to the editor of a local newspaper concerning protecting their watershed. The unit is interdisciplinary and has many hands on activities as well as experiments included in the lessons.
The purpose of the lesson is to visualize water as a finite resource and to discuss why being good stewards of this resource is acting for the common good.
The purpose of the lesson is to help learners understand the importance of watersheds and ways in which they can reduce water pollution in their watershed.