More than 70 per cent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, and most of this water is found in the oceans. In learning about the earth’s water systems, students will develop an understanding of the important role that water systems play in global ecosystems. They will evaluate the role media play in portraying controversial water issues and research recent technological innovations related to Earth’s water systems. Students will gain a basic understanding of Earth’s water systems and come to a better understanding of their own role in caring for this precious resource.
At the end of this course, children will be able to:
- Assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water resources;
- Investigate factors that affect local water quality
- Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth’s water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region.