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Water Is Life: Know Your Local Watershed

Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, students learn about watersheds, how human activities impact watersheds, and what communities can do to keep the watershed healthy.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students think about how they use water in their everyday life and the important role that their local watershed plays in their community.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students complete two hands-on activities to understand how watersheds work and the impact that human activities have on watersheds.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students write a poem, short story, or letter about the importance of watershed health and share it with their local watershed council.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to connect their personal water use to their local water system and waterways.
  • Students will be able to identify their local watershed.
  • Students will be able to recognize and understand water pollution.
  • Students will be able to explain how to respect and protect the water.

This lesson is aligned to Oregon standards.

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Water Is Life_ Know Your Local Watershed - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 25, 2023
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Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources, environment, and address climate change issues.


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