Watersheds Inquiry Labs

Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
Watersheds Inquiry Labs
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In this lab, students will model how livestock activity impacts surface water and groundwater in a watershed. Students will set up a model of an agricultural pasture and use food coloring to represent pollutants from livestock. Students will observe the movement of pollutants on the surface and use the soap dispenser pump to observe the effects pollutants have on the groundwater.

The product contains three complete labs that are differentiated for all of your students.

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What's Included:

- Teacher Resource Pages - prep time, standards/objectives, teacher directions, materials, and additional resources.

- Answer Keys - suggested answer keys for the labs

- CER Conclusion and Reflection Questions - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements along with 3 reflection questions per lab.

- All pages are EDITABLE.

3 Differentiated Labs

Dependent Student Lab- A complete lab. This level is written with a combination of procedural instructions and inquiry questions. They are moderately student-centered with guided inquiry questions throughout the lab. Suggested for on-level learners.

Modified Student Lab - A complete lab. This level provides the most structured lab experience. The lessons may eliminate parts of the lab and change the questioning to include sentence stems or multiple choice questions. Suggested for learners with modifications.

Independent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is the most student-centered experience. Suggestions are made for the students to get started, but most of the decisions will be student-centered. The students will be responsible for most aspects of the lab and will have the least guidance. Suggested for advanced learners.

Materials Needed Per Group:

plastic container

pump from soap dispenser (large enough to fit into the plastic container)

small river rocks (enough to cover 1 ½” deep in each container).

paper towel (large enough to cover the bottom of the plastic container)

graduated cylinder

Styrofoam cup with small holes poked in the bottom

Styrofoam cup without holes poked in the bottom

8-10 drops of food coloring

sprinkle of hot cocoa mix

plastic farm animals (optional) https://amzn.to/2IkwDn3

tap water

Standards Alignment

TEKS: 7.8C - The student is expected to model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed.

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