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Aquatic Science 2018-2019

Aquatic Science Syllabus

Fall Semester
• Unit 1…………………………………………………………………………..Water is Life
• What do I know about water?
• Water distribution and scarcity
• Properties of water
• Water consumption and how can we save it
• Water quality and investigation
• Unit 2……………………………………………………………The Ultimate Recyclable
• How does water cycle?
• The water cycle and how this affects water and climate
• Water runoff and infiltration FIELD TRIP
Tech H2O
• Infiltration and aquifers
• Tap water vs. waste water
• Unit 3…………………………………………………………Watersheds and the Land
• What is a watershed?
• Topography and watersheds
• Land use in our watershed
• Texas watersheds, eco-regions, and physiographic regions
• Unit 4…………………………………………………………………Aquifers and Springs
• What Springs into mind?
• A moving experience

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• Building a model FIELD TRIP
• Endangered species found at these locations Dripping Springs in
Las Cruces, NM
• Weird creatures of aquifers and springs.
• Unit 5 ……………………………………………..Streams, Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds
• Characteristics of each
• Where do I live? What do I eat?
• Microorganisms
• Aquatic Invasion
• Unit 6 ……………………………………………………………………………….Wetlands
• What is a wetland?
FIELD TRIP
• Wetland foodwebs Rio Bosque
Wetland in El Paso
• Migration stations
• Conservation of Wetlands

Spring Semester
**Dominican Republic EF Trip During Spring Break**

• Unit 7…………………………………………………………………………….……Oceans
• Bays and estuaries Research
Begin Sea-Turtle
• Oceans vs seas research. SEMESTER
• Ocean layers and floors wind and waves LONG PROJECT!

• Ring of Fire
• Garbage Patch
• Unit 8……………………………………………………………………………Cnidarians
• What are they?
Virtual Field Trip
• Types of Jellies and anatomy VR Goggles NEEDED
• Coral reefs and their purpose HERE

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• Functions of reefs and their anatomy
• Coral bleaching
• Gulf of Mexico Reefs
• Unit 9…………………………………………………………………………..Cephalopods
• What are they?
Dissection
• Types and anatomy
• Aliens of the sea
• Intelligence and world domination
• Unit 10…………………………………………………………………………Echinoderms
• What are they? Dissection

• Types and anatomy


• Importance to ocean and human survival
• Unit 11…………………………………………………Condrichthyes (Elasmobronchii)
• Differences between rays, sharks, and skates
• Anatomy Dissection
• Fear types
• Jaws!! A man killer?
• Importance of sharks to global survivor
• Unit 12…………………………………………………………………….Marine Mammals
• Different Species
Research
• Population decline and what this means for humans DUE
• Specialized powers
• Unit 13…………………………………………………………………………………SCUBA
• How do we see underwater? Field Trip
SAC
• How does it work? SCUBA Learning
• Possible Dangers Experience

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• How to SCUBA