This activity asks students to follow the flow in an Alberta watershed and consider how water quality and quantity are affected by human activities on the landscape. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

  • Students will investigate the various uses of water in Alberta.
  • Students will explore some of the technologies associated with water and look at the impact that these technologies have on water quality and quantity.
  • Students will look at some of the impacts humans have on aquatic systems and how to reduce the impact.

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Follow the Flow (Teacher)Follow the Flow (Student)

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Suivre Le Courant (Enseignants)Suivre Le Courant (Etudiants)

Program of Study
  • Science
  • 60 mins
Curriculum Outcomes
  • Grade 8 Science - Freshwater and Saltwater Systems,
  • Grade 9 Science - Environmental Chemistry

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