In this interactive lesson, students learn about water management challenges. Students will hear from water specialists and analyze data concerning the availability and environmental impact of the use of water. They will make an evidence-based argument that supports the sustainability of the resource even with the increase in population.
As the Southwest looks to the future, several questions must be considered regarding a sustainable water supply, including the needs of the environment and riparian protection, the continued discussion of water rights and the means by which the needs of a growing population are met especially with the continued drought cycle. This mini-lesson provides middle schoolers with a brief look at the problems and possible solutions for the water system.
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