In this free product, students will research how water is a precious resource on Maui where ninety percent of the drinking water comes from its watersheds. This topic relates to scientific investigation because there is a growing problem of fresh water depleting on Maui. The purpose of this project is to complete a scientific investigation by working in small groups to research issues related to Maui’s watersheds. Groups must come up with three specific, clear questions to uncover. For example: “What would happen if there were no watersheds?” is too broad of a question, but “How do Maui’s watersheds affect the Hawaiian honeycreepers?” is clear and specific. After researching, students will create a PowerPoint, poster, story book or brochure to present your research. Explore and become a citizen of science by learning about Maui’s watersheds! Challenge your students to learn about your local watersheds and what you can do to preserve them.
Project includes the following:
-directions: five criteria to complete with four specific clear and specific requirements.
-rubric: Students self-evaluate and then the teacher too. There is room for teacher to leave comments as well.
-template: a template to guide students to complete all parts of the project is provided
-challenge: an option for extra credit or challenge for your students extends the lesson further by providing more opportunities to research and relate the lesson to local watersheds. This is a differentiation to promote rigor for gifted/talented or all students!
-Product is not editable.
Check out my store for $5 unit bundles on Physical science and Earth Science to save time and money as these units also follow the same procedures and expectations! You save over 50% by purchasing bundles! They include the following, which I also sell individually:
-Pre-assessment/Warm-up activity: Includes a unit cover with the Next Generation Science Standards and a word bank. Also includes a worksheet: designed to uncover what your students know, don’t know, and what they can anticipate to learn in the unit. PowerPoint is included to guide activity.
-Assessments: test, quiz, answer key, and reflection activity
-Lessons: five Cornell notes, activities to reinforce input, and a PowerPoint for each lesson
-Projects: includes directions, rubric, and templates for most
-Notebook set-up: table of contents, score sheet, teacher strategies and suggestions on how to use interactive notebook.
Unit Bundles list:
Scientific Investigation Unit Bundle- Science Interactive Notebook
Plate Tectonics Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook
Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook
Matter and Chemistry Unit Bundle- Physical Interactive Notebook
Earth Science/Astronomy Unit Bundle: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Solar System Unit Bundle: Notes, PowerPoint, projects, assessments, & Activities
Astronomy Unit: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Astronomy Mega Bundle
, which includes all three of my astronomy bundles.
Earth's Waters Unit Bundle
Force and Motion Unit Bundle
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