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    A. Chemistry of Water
      1. Structure of an Atom
      2. Molecules
      3. Bonding - Covalent vs. Ionic
      4. pH of liquids
      5. Solubility of pollutants
    B. Drinking Water
      1. Water Distribution
            a. Complete this activity to see the water distribution
            b. Make two pie charts to show global water distribution and fresh water distribution
            c. Complete the water background reading and answer the questions (on teacher page)
            d. Filtering of water using aquifers
            e. Desalinization of Salt water
      2. Water Quality
            a. View this Website http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/table1.html and compare tap water to bottled water
            b. Perform water quality test on tap water from home
            c. Read a water quality report from local municipality
            d. View website about water quality in other countries (arsenic)
      3. Water Availability
            a. Watch "Water for Life" video
            b. Complete RAFT assignment
    C. Surface Water
       1. Streams
       2. Watersheds
       3. Aquatic Ecosystems


    A.      Chemistry of Water

    a.       Structure of an Atom

                                                                   i.      Use this Power Pointto complete this Worksheetand then student will use this Smartboard activity

                                                                 ii.      http://web.buddyproject.org/web017/web017/ae.html  use this site to check understanding

    b.      How we find elements in nature Need to adjust this sheet, shows octet rule

    c.       Atomic Structure of water and Polarity

    d.      Physical and Chemical Properties of Water

    B.      Where is Water found and How do we use it

    a.       Distribution of Water

    b.      Uses of Water

    c.       Water Cycle

    C.      Monitoring the Quality of Our Drinking Water (Locally)

    a.       Testing Our Own Drinking Water

    b.      Reading a Water Quality Report

    D.      Availability of Drinking Water (Globally)

    E.       Engineering and Design


    A.      Topography of a Watershed

    a.       Boundaries and low points

    b.      Drainage

    c.       Impacts

    B.      Types of Pollution

    a.       Point Source

                                                                   i.      Thermal Pollution

                                                                 ii.      Waste Water

    b.      Non Point source

                                                                   i.      Nutrient Pollution

                                                                 ii.      Ground Water Pollution

                                                                iii.      Erosion Pollution

    C.      Types of Protection

    a.       Laws

    b.      Buffer Zones/Riparian Buffers

    D.      Impact on our oceans


    A.      Fresh Surface Water

    a.       Rivers and Streams

    b.      Lakes and Ponds

    B.      Wetlands

    a.       Coastal Wetlands

    b.      Freshwater Wetlands

    C.      Oceans

    a.       Salinity

    b.      Concentration

    c.       Density

    d.      Temperature Zones

    e.      Ocean Pollution (Oil, Toxic Materials, Sewage and  Eutrophication, Garbage, Radioactive Waste)

    f.        Ocean Currents

    g.       Coral Reefs


    A.      Description of the law or act

    a.       What does the law protect and how

    B.      Event that caused the law to be put into place

    C.      Consequences for breaking the law or act

    D.      How is the law or act monitored

    E.       Evaluation of the Law or Act

    a.       Is it working?

    b.      Does it need to be changed or added to?

    c.       Is it costly to implement the law or act?



Last Modified on August 9, 2013