Land Use

Students will inherit a 10 acre plot of land bordering a river which they must then develop as part of a town. The students will discover how their decisions will affect the sustainability of their town and their local watershed. The amount of pollution within the waterways will be followed as the stream moves through the town. Best management practices will be discussed as each pollutant enters the ecosystem.

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Middle School, and High School.

Science SOLs: 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 6.9, LS.6, LS.10, LS.11, ES.6, ES.8, ES.11

Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced

Point Source & Nonpoint Source Pollution, Environmental Impact Analysis, Watershed, Sustainability, Best Management Practices, Riparian Corridor, Deforestation, Nutrient Load, Bacterial Load, Sedimentation, Turbidity, Soil Erosion, Acid Rain, Wetlands, Algal blooms, Eutrophication, Rain Garden, Rain Barrel, Compost, Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuels, Natural Resources, Vegetative Cover, Stormwater Runoff, Stormdrain, Waste-to-Energy Facility

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

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