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Environmental Decision Making: Our Shrinking Groundwater DLESE Reviewed Collection
This module offers students the opportunity to analyze and qualitatively compare the inorganic ion content and pH of different sources of local drinking water. The students collect, organize, graph, and analyze quantitative data showing the uses of groundwater in their state. They will read, summarize, and discuss news articles about the emerging impact of merchant power plants on groundwater resources. Class discussions focus on the hazards of unsafe drinking water and the regulations set by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-453
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
        • Personal and community health
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: JoDale Ales
St. Joseph's Academy

Author: Beleta Bischoff
St. Joseph's Academy

Author: Kathy Meares
St. Joseph's Academy

Author: Mary Gail Yeates
St. Joseph's Academy