Where does your water and energy supply come from and how should we manage them for the next 100 years?
. Your State’s Water Supply
– What are the components of a watershed?
– How do the interactions within a watershed system affect surface water?
– What are the components of the groundwater system?
– How do they determine the groundwater system’s behavior and connections?
C. Water Management
– How are water rights allocated?
– How is water managed and utilized in your area?
– How will drought and climate change affect your water supply and demand?
LESSON: Sharing the Shed Warm-up Adaptation (DAW-TC, p. 244)
LESSON: Plumbing the Colorado (DAW-TC, p. 277)
LESSON: Reading the Rings – graphed data (DAW-TC, p. 148)
II. Water Efficiency: Indoor/Outdoor Water Audits
A. Quantification of water used and water saved
– How much water is used for a particular activity at school or at home?
– How could less water be used or water be used more efficiently?
– Engage in developing and following a scientific procedure, measuring flow and data collection.
– Use Google Surveys to determine duration and frequency.
– Use mathematics to quantify water use and savings over a year.
III. Application of Science: Hydrologic Cycle and Cooling Towers
A. Polar Molecule, Heat and Convection
– How do the properties of water enable it to move and change for in the hydrologic cycle?
LESSON: Adventures in Density and Molecules in Motion Adaptation (PWET, pages 3 and 33)
B. Heat, Energy, Density and Convection
– How is knowledge of the hydrologic cycle applied to engineer a cooling system for the production of electricity?
LESSON: Convection Lesson