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Unit 5D, Water on Earth

Unit Project: Waterville
Design a water system for a planned community. Construct a model to show how water is cleaned and transported.

 
Project Link 1 (Chapter 1, page D17)
Think about the water needs for the new community and what sources might be available. Research the answers to your questions and choose the best water source for the new town.

Internet Links
Water Sources

Urbanization and the Hydrologic System
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/urbaneffects.html

California Department of Water Resources
http://www.dwr.water.ca.gov/

Water in the City
http://www.fi.edu/city/water/

The Watershed Game: City
http://www1.umn.edu/cgi-bin/do?user=bellmuse&prog=game.pl&city.x=62&city.y=22

Student Resources

  • Waterville Brochure
  • Plans for Waterville Map
  • Plans for Waterville Map (continued)
  • Plans for Waterville Map (continued)
  • Plans for Waterville Map (continued)

    Project Link 2 (Chapter 2, page D33)
    Design a system to clean and transport water to the new town. Construct a model to show how the water will get to the homes and other places that use water in the town.

    Internet Links
    Supplying Clean Water

    Wastewater Treatment
    http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/wuww.html

    Explorers Club: Water
    http://www.epa.gov/kids/water.htm

    Water Purification
    http://library.thinkquest.org/C0115522/article.php?
    qs_article_id=17&qs_language=EN&qs_section=MA&tqskip1=1&tqtime=0412

    Project Link 3 (Chapter 3, page D45)
    Think of at least twelve ways that people and businesses in the town can conserve water and prevent pollution. Create a special calendar with each month suggesting a different way to conserve water or prevent pollution.

    Internet Links
    Protecting Water

    Water Facts and Conservation Tips
    http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/conserve.htm

    Be Water Smart
    http://www.bewatersmart.org/index.html

    Monitoring Water Quality
    http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/

    EPA Water Pollution "Nonpoint Source Pollution"
    http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/

    Pesticides in Ground Water
    http://ca.water.usgs.gov/pnsp/gw/

    Acid Rain and Water
    http://www.ec.gc.ca/acidrain/acidwater.html

    Protecting Our Resources
    http://www.epa.gov/owow/protecting.html

    Student Resources

  • Conserve and Care Calendar

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