1. Explain the water cycle and describe how evaporation, transpiration, condensation, cloud formation, precipitation, infiltration, surface runoff and ground water occur within the cycle.
2. Identify and differentiate between different water environments
3. Analyze the flow of water between the components of a watershed, including surface features (lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands) and groundwater
4. Apply the concepts that describe a Water Cycle, types of water systems, and water environments to the actual environment surrounding AMS.
5. Generate scientific questions based on field observations.
6. Recognize that plants use, make and store food
S.IP.07.11 / E.ES.07.81 / E.ES.M.8 / E.ES.07.82 / S.IA.07.13 / L.OL.07.63
Today in Class:
We completed Part I of a Macro-Observation sheet of the Water Cycle, Water Systems, and Water Environments. Grouups of students observed various wetland environments, including the water, land, and atmosphere (weather) on the AMS campus. Your jobs included observation and identification of many of the concepts that we have already (& will) discuss in class (in notes) as possible. You should have checked out the soil, water environment, plants, animals, landscape, and more.
Continue to put some time into your Sustainability Projects– is the Action Phase of your project completed?