Expedition Water by Design Virtual Field Trip: Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 12, 2020 1:00 PM
(EST)

Summary

Join EarthEcho and Pinellas County Utilities as we learn more about wastewater treatment in Florida.  Explore the ins and outs of wastewater management including how debris chemicals, nutrients, and bacteria are removed from water and more!

Panelists

Shea Dunifon

Education Coordinator - Pinellas County Utilities

Classroom Resources

Water by Design: Water Underground

Far more of our freshwater is stored underground as groundwater than is in our lakes, rivers, and streams. Philippe Cousteau travels to the Orange County Water District in Fountain Valley, CA,to meet with engineer Sandy Scott Roberts, who explains how they manage and use the freshwater from this surprising underground source.

The Anatomy of an Aquifer

This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. Through this lesson, students in grades 6-8 will create a model of an aquifer to understand the structure of aquifers, how aquifers impact our freshwater supply and groundwater in regards to the water cycle.

Water By Design
Water Quality

Constructing An Aqueduct - Engineering Design Activity

This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. In this lesson, students, grades 6-8, will learn about aqueducts through a close reading activity. They are then given different scenarios in an engineering design challenge to create an aqueduct to supply freshwater to their city, despite various obstacles.

Water By Design
Water Efficiency

Science Standards