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Children's Water Education Council
c/o Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd.,
Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Phone: (519)748-1914
Fax: (519)748-0009
Email: rsusan@cwec.ca

Festival Activity Centres

Runoff or Recharge

Description

Plants help fight erosion and play an important role in the earth's recharge zones. Through a series of "living" models, students can investigate how asphalt, grass and soil affect runoff or recharge.

Expectations

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soil in the Environment)

Soil is made up of living and non-living things.
The composition, characteristics, and condition of soil determine its capacity to sustain life.
Soil is an essential source of life and nutrients for many living things.
Living things, including humans, interact with soils and can cause positive or negative changes.

  1. assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils;
  2. investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.
The Children's Water Education Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. With $100 million in annual funding from the province's charitable gaming initiatives, the Foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social services sectors.