Rivers, Rivers Everywhere: The Arizona Watershed

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Students need to understand that the question: “When will I ever need to know or use this?” is shortsighted. When they learn math, they are developing tools to solve problems in their future—some problems that they do not know yet will be problems. In this lesson, students will become content experts on the effects of water and can answer this question: Where does all the water go after rain and snow and what can you and I do about it?”
Author: 
Brain Stegall
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
5: Environment and Society
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future