Pollution Soup

The cumulative effects of human activity (non-point source pollution) on the watershed is the focus of this interdisciplinary lesson on pollution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Rather than delivering the background information in lecture format, have groups research the different pollutants and prepare a presentation that shows how these sources affect the watershed
Classroom Considerations

  • For classrooms outside the San Francisco Bay area, the lesson would need to be adapted to the local watershed

  • Discussion questions and a list of extension activities are provided

  • Most of the background information is presented in lecture format