Plan and carry out an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes. Examples of properties could include waterÕs capacity to expand upon freezing, dissolve and transport material, or absorb, store, and release energy.
Evaluate design solutions for a major global or local environmental problem based on one of EarthÕs systems. Define the problem, identify criteria and constraints, analyze available data on proposed solutions, and determine an optimal solution. Examples of major global or local problems could include water pollution or availability, air pollution, deforestation, or energy production.
Google folder with lesson plan and accompanying resources/ Students use resources to help identify time periods when layers in SE geological columns were deposited. Next they will use maps of Utah through time to identify time periods where San Juan County was covered by water. Water allows for deposition of sediments including salts as the water evaporates. Once they identify time periods they are given a geological column for SE Utah and identify where in time San Juan had ocean/seas/marshes. Last, students will identify the four main natural resources: Potash, Oil and Gas, Copper, and Uranium within the geological columns with teacher direction.