- Water is critical to the survival of all life on Earth.
- Human activities have a significant impact on the environment and biodiversity.
- Environmental factors impact the amount and quality of water available.
- Humans impact water quality in both negative and positive ways.
- Societal factors such as economic status and politics also impact the ability to provide quality water to all.
- How do human activities impact water quality?
- What can humans do to ensure high water quality is available to all?
- How can we as people fight back against poor water quality at the state and local level?
- What are symptoms of poor water quality and why is it important to know them?
- Why is water quality important to learn about?
- English and Biology students will investigate societal and biological factors impacting water quality through the close reading of articles about water quality in the United States and around the world and through research regarding water related diseases and contaminants.
- English and Biology students will come together to share what they have learned with each other and to collaborate on a poster/PSA that visually and linguistically raises awareness of the causes and consequences of water pollution.
- By working together, students will be able to see the issue of water quality from both scientific and humanities perspectives and gain a better sense of the real life problems with water quality and the global impact it can have.