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Water Quality (#104)

The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly influenced by one thing--pollution. Agricultural runoff, water treatment processes, lawn maintenance, and other sources significantly impact our communities and the world. EXPLORE MORE investigates these critical issues related to water quality, examines the many ways water is used, and profiles the perspectives of stakeholders. After analyzing these issues, students will make decisions about how to improve the quality of water within their community.
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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Social Studies
Series Length
4 episodes
Average Episode Length
29 minutes
Record Rights
Recording/duplication allowed in perpetuity. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: Produced by Iowa Public Television, EXPLORE MORE encourages students to unravel issues and make informed decisions about topics taken straight out of today's headlines. Through each program, students examine background concepts, investigate complex issues, survey stakeholders, and construct their own opinions on these timely topics. Award-winning companion Web sites provide added depth, student activities, and teacher resources.

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