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Unit 4 : The Hydrosphere


Standards:

Information Sheet

EEn. 2.3 - Explain the structure and processes within the hydrosphere.
EEn. 2.4 - Evaluate how humans use water.
Reference Chapter(s) in Textbook:
Chapters 9-10, 25.4, 26.2
Important Vocabulary Words:
Groundwater, surface water, water cycle, river basin,
aquifers, watershed, river system, potable water, wells, dam, nonpoint source
pollution, and point source pollution
Date
Homework

Topic

Objective

Essential
Questions

10/12/15
10/13/15

Groundwater vs.
surface water and the
water cycle

Illustrate the water


cycle to explain the
connection between
groundwater and
surface water.

How does the


connection between
groundwater and
surface water impact
the water cycle?

10/14/15

Flood events

Explain how flood


events might be
affected by
groundwater levels.

How are flood events


impacted by
groundwater levels?

10/15/15
10/16/15

River Systems

Groundwater vs.
surface water quiz

Explain river systems


including NC river
basins, aquifers, and
watersheds.

What contributes to a
river system?

Explain the
consequences of
aquifer depletion .

How does aquifer


depletion impact an
area?

10/19/15

Aquifer depletion

10/20/15

Effects of population
growth on water.

Evaluate the effects of


population growth on
potable water sources.
Infer future results.

How does the


population of an area
affect its potable water
resources?

10/21/15

Pollutants in a
watershed

Explain how pollutants


might flow through a
watershed and affect
inhabitants that share

How does the quality of


a watershed affect the
inhabitants around it?


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the same watershed.

10/22/15

Human water uses

Possible quiz on
human water uses.

Evaluate benefits and


consequences of human
water uses.

Do the benefits
outweigh the cost of
using water?

Teacher Workday

10/23/15
10/26/15

Analyze the effects of


nonpoint source
pollution on water
quality.

How does nonpoint


source pollution affect
water quality?

10/27/15

Evaluate issues of
ground and surface
water pollution.

How does ground and


surface water pollution
impact the population?

Analyze how drinking


water and wastewater
treatment systems
impact potable water.

How do drinking and


wastewater treatment
systems impact potable
water?

10/29/15

Evaluate conservation
measures to maximize
quality and quantity of
available freshwater
resources.

What conservation
measures will have the
most impact on a local,
state, and global level?

10/30/15

Evaluate water quality


of NC streams.

How is the water


quality of NC streams
judged?

10/28/15

Test Day!

Enjoy a three-day weekend!

Water pollution

Study your the vocab listed above, answer


the essential questions, and study the
content of this packet! You will do fantastic!