Watershed Mapping

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This lesson is designed to have students experience the concept of your local watershed. We all live in a watershed and this digital lab ask students to look at their surrounding with a critical eye. Using a camera, ipad or phone, students collect images of land use around your school building as it relates to water. After collecting information, student research the concept of a watershed using QR codes and EPA watershed mapping tool. To complete the lesson, I ask students to construct a info graphic illustrating what they have learned about watershed using original images they have collected

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Field Lab Watershed Walk

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Watershed Mapping QR code

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Watershed infographic prompt and grading rubric

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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