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Daisy Scouts Waterway Patch resources
Created by Dorian Janney Last updated 1/11/2016
Purpose- When you complete this patch you will understand the water cycle, the dependence of water in our everyday life, and how to reduce your personal water usage.
1: Learn how to protect our water resources
2: Simulate an aquifer and learn how it affects groundwater contamination
3: Help protect a local waterway’s precious ecosystem
- This toolkit is designed for leaders to learn about the water cycle and has presentation materials (a PowerPoint presentation, a resource list, and Best Practices) to assist leaders.
- “The Water Cycle” lesson plan- This activity was developed to give participants an understanding of Earth’s water cycle. In this one-hour long activity, students participate in a webquest to learn about the water cycle, and then build a mini-model of the water cycle to observe how water moves through Earth’s four systems.
- “Measuring Precipitation” lesson plan and activity: This resource has a PP presentation and related materials to help leaders teach their scouts about how we are able to measure precipitation
- In this activity, students face an engineering challenge based on real-world applications. They are tasked with developing a tool they can use to measure the amount of rain that falls each day. Students will find out why freshwater is important, learn about the water cycle, and the need to have a standard form of calibration for measurement tools. They will learn that keeping track of precipitation is important, and learn a little bit about how NASA's GPM satellite measures precipitation from space. This lesson uses the 5-E instructional model.