5th Grade: Hydrology
Summary: In this unit, students will gain a deeper understanding of how water cycles and moves through watersheds and the world. They will create and study models of The Water Cycle, watersheds, and storm drains. Students will also participate in a 3-hour field trip to a local water source within their watershed to test the overall health and quality of the water through basic chemical tests, looking for macroinvertebrates, and making scientific observations. Lastly, they will cover how humans have an impact on water sources and how to become water heroes of their communities by making small changes one step at a time.