People interfere with the natural water cycle in various ways. In urban areas, the water cycle is altered by: the capture and distribution of fresh water through pipes for people to use; the piping of household wastewater to sewage treatment plants; and, directing stormwater from hard urban surfaces into drainage systems.
In this module, students will:
- consider how humans alter the water cycle
- determine where water flows when it rains in their schoolyard
- create a drainage map of their school
Teachers: view the handy Topic Starter that has been created for this module. Use it as a jumping off point to begin exploring one inquiry question related to the topic with students.