In Unit 7 Environmental Science, students explore interactions among Earth’s systems to investigate how human activities influence Earth processes.
- Students investigate how sinkholes form with an experiment that tests the permeability of different Earth material (sand, gravel, and soil).
- Students build an aquifer model to simulate and observe the effects of surface water contamination on aquifer purity.
- Students use a variety of materials to engineer a water filtration device to treat samples of simulated polluted stormwater runoff.
Focus standards: MS-LS2-5, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4
Supporting standards: MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4
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