Read the article below and answer the questions in the Cool Down.
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Notes: Water Pollution (20 min)
Taking notes online using Google Docs or in your science notebook find the following terms and concepts. If you want you can add them to your notes from earlier in the week or start a new set called Notes: Water Pollution. You can either use your textbook pages 610 to 617 or online sources. As always if you use online sources make sure to write them down in your notes.
- Definitions: Point Source Pollution, Nonpoint Source Pollution, Pesticides, Fertilizers, Sewage.
- Give two examples each of both point and nonpoint pollution. (You might have to do some online research to get examples.)
- How do humans effect the amount of sediment in rivers and what are some of the consequences?
- How does runoff aid in water pollution?
- Give a specific example on how fertilizers enter the water system and it's effects.
- Look up the nitrogen cycle and explain how humans influence it.
- How does sewage enter and effect groundwater?
- How do metals enter water systems and what are some of the effects?
- How does oil and gasoline enter water system and what are some of the effects?
- How can factories or power plants change the temperature of water systems and what are it's effects?
- Fine 5 ways we can reduce water pollution at home or as a nation.
Skills Check: Water Pollution (10 min)
Once you are done with your notes answer the questions below.
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Look up three different current event stories on water pollution. Each story has to be about a different city on a different continent. For each story you have to summarize how water is being polluted or abused, the effects of that pollution/abuse and what is being done or could be done to correct it. Due to the fact that this is a larger assignment it will be worth more points than a normal homework grade. Fill out the form on the link below to complete the assignment.
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