Why is Protecting Our Water So Important?

Katelyn Gardepe, 4th Grade, Selwyn Elementary

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


This unit will explore the water quality of streams within our community, more specifically the stream within our school’s campus. Students will explore stream health and what it means to have good or poor water quality. They will explore the organisms within our streams and come up with viable solutions to make sure these organisms are able to survive in their habitat. While exploring, students will conduct hands-on learning experiences that allow them to collect data and make observations regarding the stream’s health. As a result, students will create a project encouraging humans to take care of their environment and promote good water quality within our waterways. Students will explore and explain the common pollutants created by humans and determine solutions or alternative activities in order to prevent pollution.