Water Pollution

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Fifteen million children under the age of five die each year due to diseases in their drinking water. Water pollution is the topic of lesson 34 in the series of 36. Scholars, through reading and discussing, study numerous aspects of water pollution sources, types, biological effects, and control measures. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take a field trip to the local wastewater treatment plant so classes can see how their sewage is treated 
Classroom Considerations

  • Depending upon level of classes, duration of discussions, and other hands-on activities, lesson may take more than two hours
  • British versions of some words used throughout the lab, such as learnt
Pros

  • Concepts of water pollution presented are extensive
  • Provides space on the margins of the papers for pupils to take notes
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS