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Grade 8 Water Systems Task
 
     
     
 

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Fresh Water
Marine Water
Water Cycle
Waves
Tides
Currents
Pollution
One World Rubric
Know. & Und. Rubric
Communication Rubric
Attitudes Rubric
MYP Objectives

 
     
     
 

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Introduction
 
     
     
 

Knowledge and Understanding:

1. a) What are tides?  What causes a high or low tide?

    b) How often to high tides and low tides occur?  What is a tide table and what benefit is it?

    c) What are the largest and smallest tidal movements called?  Explain why/how each occurs.

2. a) What are estuaries and how are they affected by the tides?

3. How are estuaries important to nature? (Environmental)

4. How are estuaries important to people on earth? (Economics)

One world:

Give an example of a particular estuary

  Give examples of how science and technology can have a negative effect on estuaries

  Give examples of how science and technology can ensure estuaries remain intact

  Explain how this science and technology positively affects people, societies and the environment.

  Explain how this science and technology negatively affects people, societies and the environment.

  Explain clearly one of the economic and one of the environmental issues that influence people to use the science and technology that affects estuaries.

 
     
     
 
US EPA Exploring Estuaries
What are estuaries? This site gives information about estuaries and offers links to other sites that may help you.
 
     
     
 
NOAA Ocean Service Education - A citizens Guide to Protecting our coasts
This sites give great ideas on some of the causes of damage to estuaries.
 
     
     
 
SciencePower 8 Textbook
Page 327 gives a little information about wetlands - estuaries.
 
     
     
 
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