Water and the Wetlands
Overview & objectives: Students will recognize the importance of Wetlands as a water filter and how wetlands act like a sponge and can help prevent flooding.! Students will also learn about the Water Cycle.
Rotation 1
Wetlands and Water Filters
Rotation 2
Building Wetland Models
WHEREOutside of classroom in Courtyard. Making Water Filters is Wet and Messy!Inside classroom.
WHOParents, Teacher, 7th/8th Grade HelpersParents, Teacher, 7th/8th Grade Helpers
MATERIALSSee attached lesson plans and pictures.See attached lesson plans and pictures.
ACTIVITIESWatch Video as a whole group (24 students), then Introduce 2 activities and split into two groups of 12.
Great 5 minute Video on Water and the Wetlands
Into the Outdoors
Google Drive
Differentiation: how will you provide support for different learning abilities? For a complete list click here
NGSS Alignment
Full, more detailed outline of standards & progressions → NGSS Progressions
Earth Science
ESS1.A The universe and its stars
ESS1.B Earth and the solar system
ESS1.C The history of planet Earth
ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
ESS2.D Weather and climate
ESS2.E Biogeology
ESS3.A Natural resources
ESS3.B Natural hazards
ESS3.C Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3.D Global climate change
Life Science
LS1.A Structure and function
LS1.B Growth and development of organisms
LS1.C Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1.D- Information Processing
LS2.A-Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B - Cycles of matter & Energy transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C - Ecosystem dynamics, functioning & resilience
LS2.D Social interactions and group behavior
LS3.A-Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B - Variation of Traits
LS4.A - Evidence of common ancestry
LS4.B - Natural Selection
LS4.C Adaptation
LS4.D Biodiversity and humans
Physical Science
PS1.A Structure of matter (includes PS1.C Nuclear processes)
PS1.B Chemical reactions
PS2.A Forces and motion
PS2.B Types of interactions
PS3.A Definitions of energy
PS3.B Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3.C Relationship between energy and forces
PS4.A Wave properties
PS4.B Electromagnetic radiation
PS4.C Information technologies and instrumentation