SOMETHING FISHY: EXPLORING AN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMSomething Fishy: Exploring an Aquatic Ecosystem
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Something Fishy poses an ill-structured problem that will lead students in grades 6-8 into an interdisciplinary study about several individual system and their interactions. The content of the unit focuses on the various systems involved in the pollution of a local body of water: the aquatic ecosystem, chemical reaction systems, government systems, and economic systems. Students are challenged to grapple with real-world concerns and develop recommendations through simulation activities based on the scientific process.