WebQuest

Grade 8 Water Systems Task

Water Pollution

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Knowledge and Understanding:

1. What does “Water Quality” mean and how does it relate to pollution?

2. What are some causes of water pollution? (All statements must be backed up with specific examples)

3. What effects does water pollution have on the rest of the environment?

4. What effect does water pollution have on people? (Health and economic)

One world:

Choose one major example of water pollution.

Ø  What is the role of science and technology in causing water pollution (limitations)?

Ø  Explain how science and technology can help to fight against the problems of water pollution (benefits)

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

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

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

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  • Downstream: Water Acess
    Description: This is an introduction to many issues related to Water Pollution. Listen to the video and then search through the articles and see if one suits your area of focus.

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