Alberta Grade Six Social Studies 6.1 Citizens Participating in Decision Making 6.1.1: Recognize how individuals and governments interact and bring about change within their local and national communities 6.1.3: Analyze how the democratic ideals of equity and fairness have influenced legislation in Canada over time
The students will be able to visualize how water is stored in an aquifer. They will also see how groundwater becomes contaminated, and how these contaminants can end up in their drinking water. The main idea is to relate the above ground actions of people to the drinking water that is stored underground.
Students will state and describe the steps of the water treatment process that must occur before water can be safely used by community residents. Students will compare and contrast the water treatment guidelines used in different water treatment plants. (Some water treatment plants are less stringent on regulations than others). Students will question the practices of their own community water treatment plant with regards to safe water treatment.