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Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment

Description

Our hands-on watershed model simulates aspects of a typical community to help students understand the basics of drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, how water pollution occurs and how we can all help to prevent it. 

Expectations

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soil in the Environment)

Soil is made up of living and non-living things.
The composition, characteristics, and condition of soil determine its capacity to sustain life.
Soil is an essential source of life and nutrients for many living things.
Living things, including humans, interact with soils and can cause positive or negative changes.

  1. assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils;
  2. investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.

Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)

Plants and animals are interdependent and are adapted to meet their needs from the resources available in their particular habitats.
Changes to habitats (whether by nature or human means) can affect plants and animals and the relationship between them.
Society relies on plants and animals

  1. analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities;
  2. investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationship among the plants and animals that live in them.

This activity is part of the Water Protection Theme.