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ERIC Number: EJ1172569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
There's Something in the Water
Smith, Steven; Roemmele, Christopher; Miller, Bridget T.; Frisbee, Marty D.
Science Teacher, v85 n3 p58-62 Mar 2018
Groundwater contamination is a serious environmental problem, given that all living things depend on this essential resource. Groundwater represents less than 1% of all water found on Earth, but nearly 90% of the freshwater used comes from groundwater (USGS 2016). The problem-based activity described in this article actively engages students in real-world issues related to water. Considering water's unique combination of physical and chemical properties, ability to exist in multiple phases, and daily use in agriculture and industry, it is evident that concepts related to water are vital to many scientific domains, including Earth, physical, and life sciences. These activities also can be incorporated into an interdisciplinary unit (e.g., civics class). This lesson lasts approximately one week, including one day for each of the three sections of the lesson, class and independent time for designing students' solutions to a given problem, and at least one class period for presenting and defending the designs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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