Wash Out!

Theme:Water Attitudes
Location:the Pines
Map #:42

Purpose

Using a model, students will follow the path of water to understand how water movement can change the landscape and how destructive water properties can be for communities near watersheds.

Presented by the Muskoka Watershed Council.

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Science and Technology
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
    • analyze the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitats and communities, taking different perspectives into account, and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts
    • identify reasons for the depletion or extinction of a plant or animal species (e.g. changes in or destruction of its habitat), evaluate the impacts on the rest of the natural community, and propose possible actions for preventing such depletions or extinctions from happeing
    • identify factors that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat
  • Understanidn Earth and Space Systems, Grade 4 (Rocks and Minerals)
    • analyze the impact on society and the environment of extracting and refining rocks and minerals for human use, taking different perspective into account
    • use scientific inquiry/research skills to investigate how rocks and minerals are used, recycled, and disposed of in everyday life

 

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