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Wacky Watersheds - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students construct a scaled model of a watershed to demonstrate the effect of various types of land uses on water quality.

Concept: Humans and the coast
Coastal areas and humans are particularly interconnected.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 6. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected (concepts e, g)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 16 Marine Ecosystems 16:15-21