PBL: Water Quality
6.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
6.4 The student will investigate and understand that all matter is made up of atoms. Key concepts include
d) two or more atoms interact to form new substances, which are held together by electrical forces (bonds);
e) compounds may be represented by chemical formulas;
f) chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes; and a limited number of elements comprise the largest portion of the solid Earth, living matter, the oceans, and the atmosphere.
6.5 The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment. Key concepts include
6.7 The student will investigate and understand the natural processes and human interactions that affect watershed systems. Key concepts include
g. water monitoring and analysis using field equipment including hand-held technologyEarth Resources
6.9 The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment. Key concepts include
c) the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and
d) cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.
|The impact of an environmental crisis in the form of a hazardous spill in the City of Radford and its surrounding New River Watershed|
|How can we minimize the possibilities and mitigate the effects of environmental disasters on th New River watershed?|
|Due to Radford's proximity to the New River, interstate 81, and the railroad lines, Radford's commission on Environmental Quality has determined that a filtration system to protect the ground and surface water needs to be developed. Because of the multiple disaster scenarios , many solutions need to be posed.|
|Students, as members of Engineers for planning and Mitigation of Environmental Disasters, work together to research and propose pro-active solutions.|
Share your findings and proposals for solutions with Radford's Commission on Environmental Quality and Radford City Administrators.
|Belle Heth - 6th - Water Quality PBL Unit Question Map.pdf|