This Are You Thirsty? The Effects of Pollution on Drinking Water lesson plan also includes:
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Discuss the availability of clean, plentiful water and the causes of water pollution. In groups, sixth graders discuss problem-solving methods for keeping water clean. They explore the function of water treatment plants and perform experiments to predict pollutants that can be stopped by filtration. You could apply reading standards to this lesson plan, but it would be most effective in a life sciences unit.