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Watershed WebQuest. Margo Nichols 4 th Grade Science SOL 4.8. Introduction. We all live downstream. Task. Process. Evaluation. Conclusion. Introduction. Introduction. As good citizens, we must understand the effect our community has on our natural

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watershed webquest

Watershed WebQuest

Margo Nichols

4th Grade Science

SOL 4.8

slide2

Introduction

We all

live

downstream.

Task

Process

Evaluation

Conclusion

slide3

Introduction

Introduction

As good citizens, we must understand the

effect our community has on our natural

resources. We must realize how important

it is to protect and conserve our water

and watershed. It is important that we know

our watershed address.

Task

Process

A watershed is the

area of land where

all water under it or

draining off it goes

into a common body

of water.

Evaluation

Conclusion

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Today you will be researching YOUR watershed.

slide4

Introduction

Task

Today, as scientists, your task will be

to investigate watersheds. You will each

research an area of watershed concern.

When your research is complete, your

group will watch a short video, share

your research results with each other,

and complete a web that explains the statement:

Task

Process

“We all live downstream.”

Evaluation

What’s next?

PROCESS

Conclusion

slide5

Introduction

Process

Each member of your group

should pick one of the following roles.

Once you have picked your role,

click on it and

follow the directions for your job.

Task

Process

Scientist One: Conservation – “To Save, or Not To Save?”

Scientist Two: Pollution – “Something Stinks Here!”

Evaluation

Scientist Three: Environmental Agencies–“Help! We Need Help!”

Conclusion

Scientist Four: Geography–“What’s My Watershed Address?”

slide6

Introduction

Scientist One: Conservation

“To Save, or Not To Save?”

Task

  • Use the websites below to help you with these activities:
  • Write a brief paragraph about why it is
  • important that we not waste water.
  • List three ways each of us can conserve (save)
  • water.

Process

Saving Water

Evaluation

Water Conservation

Conclusion

What’s next?

VIDEO

slide7

Introduction

Scientist Two: Pollution

“Something Stinks Here!”

Task

  • Use the websites below to help you with these activities:
  • List four kinds of water pollution in Virginia.
  • Write a brief paragraph about how our water pollution in Henry County can affect the North Carolina Sounds (our watershed).

Process

Pollution

Evaluation

Clean Virginia

(Scroll down and click on “So Why Do We Care About Watersheds and Divides?”)

Conclusion

What’s next?

VIDEO

slide8

Introduction

Scientist Three: Agencies

“Help! We Need Help!”

Task

  • Use the websites below to help you with these activities:
  • Name two agencies that help protect our water supply.
  • Write a new law to protect our water. Why do you
  • think this would be an important law?

Process

Environmental Protection Agency

Virginia Government

Evaluation

What’s next?

VIDEO

Conclusion

slide9

Introduction

Scientist Four: Geography

“What’s My Watershed Address?”

Task

  • Use the websites below to help you with these activities:
  • How many major watersheds does Virginia have? Name
  • our watershed and those that surround us.
  • What are the 4 steps to finding your watershed address?
  • List the steps that lead to our address.

Process

Virginia Waterways

Evaluation

Virginia Watersheds

Conclusion

What’s next?

VIDEO

slide10

Introduction

Watch this video

before completing the web.

Task

Process

Evaluation

Conclusion

Click the box above to watch the video.

Ecosystems: Watersheds, Estuaries, and Wetlands. Alan Sealls.(2004). Retrieved September 12, 2009, fromDiscovery Education: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/

slide11

Introduction

Click below to go to your web.

We All Live Downstream

Task

Process

Evaluation

Conclusion

slide12

Introduction

Evaluation

Task

Process

Evaluation

Conclusion

slide13

Introduction

Conclusion

Task

You are now well-informed

about our watershed

and how you can protect it.

Share this information

with your family and friends

in order to keep our water

supply clean and healthy!

Process

Evaluation

Conclusion