Water's Journey Expedition

Step into a scientist's shoes to go online and discover the Florida Springs Expedition, and participate in two activities focusing on how humans impact the environment. The first activity asks scholars to summarize the six dispatches at the Florida Springs using an expository essay format. The second activity takes a close look into how humans impacts the aquifer and springs, and asks learners to come up with solutions for each threat. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give the link to scholars to browse the site and watch the expedition's dispatches at home so they are prepared to apply what they learned when they return to class 
  • Divide the class into six groups, assign them each a dispatch, and direct them to write a more focused summary 
  • Assign activities as an extended learning opportunity for early finishers or over long vacations 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices for pupils to gather information needed for each activity
Pros

  • Background information and the necessary links are presented on the first page 
  • Provides an extension activity
  • There is adequate space to write on the worksheets 
Cons

  • None
NGSS