Build your watershed

Lesson Type:
Classroom lesson
Standards:
Earth and Space Sciences
Keywords:
Geology
Inquiry
Water
Description:

This lesson explains what a watershed is, why watersheds are important, and why it can be difficult to provide all the water that people want and need along a river.

  • What is a watershed?
  • Why do the choices we make with water matter?
  • Why does what happens upstream matter to people and wildlife downstream?
  • What does a topographic map show?
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