Contaminants in the Water Cycle

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  • Aug 10 2010 3:53 PM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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In this Xpeditions lesson, students review the water cycle and investigate how a region's water supply can become contaminated. They look at a list of the Environmental Protection Agency's maximum contaminant levels for drinking water and sketch the water cycle of a fictitious town that is affected by several pollutants. Students conclude by writing paragraphs explaining what a group of concerned citizens in this hypothetical town might do to improve the quality of its water supply.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Earth & Space Science, Life Sciences, Ecology & Ecosystems, History-Social Science, Geography, Science

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