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The Watershed Game DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is an interactive computer game which illustrates how human actions affect water quality within a community. Players take on the role of a city planner, and must make choices about recreational, agricultural, industrial, and residential development projects. The choices made by players will determine how much of a negative impact the project will have on the water and habitat within the community. Each dilemma challenges players to balance the needs of a growing population with the needs of the water resources available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1998 Distance Learning
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-183
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Bell Museum Distance Learning