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In this activity students will use Google Earth to get a ‘birds-eye’ view of their local watershed. The lesson explores what constitutes a watershed, the many important functions they perform and the need to protect them. Depending on the location and watershed size, students may also consider its international implications. Students will:
In addition to watershed facts provided by Google Earth, the resource includes detailed background information for both teacher and student. A number of suggestions for assessment and extending the learning are also provided.
This activity will connect any study of watersheds to the student's own community and experience. It would effectively support units in physical geography and science (water systems on earth).
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