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UNIT: Wastewater Context for Matter and Its Interactions

LESSON: Reclaimed water

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Part of a series of lessons in a unit called Wastewater Context for Matter and its interactions. Designed for middle school physical science, students will learn about reclaimed water and how it prevents the wastewater from ever entering the sound.
LESSON: Reclaimed water

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Submitted by:

Jeffrey Burgard

Last Updated:

June 12, 2020 at 7:16:06 PM

Content Connection

Scientific Principle(s)

  1. In chemical reactions mass is conserved

 

Application

  1. Reclaimed water can add to our water supply and be used for a variety of non-drinking applications

Community Relevance

Wastewater that would otherwise be released into the sound can be redirected to irrigation and other applications so that fresh water may be conserved

Lesson Plan

Teacher Materials

  1. Video: New York Times - Reclaimed water
  2. Video: A Singapore Success Story
  3. Powerpoint Slides
  4. King County Reclaimed Water Diagram

 

Additional resources

  1. Video: Would you drink water made from sewage
  2. Video: Reclaimed water

 

Student Material

  1. Notebook

Time needed: 1 period or shorter

  1. Have students watch the : New York Times - Reclaimed water video and have a discussion
  2. Have students watch A Singapore Success Story and have a discussion
  3. Share with students the Powerpoint Slides so they can add the scientific principle and application.
  4. Share the rest of the slides and the King County Reclaimed Water Diagram. Have a discussion about what King County should do with its reclaimed water. Should the program be expanded like Singapore’s?
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