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Lesson Plan 5

 (Concepts/Objectives)

"DOWN THE DRAIN"
(Storm Drains)

SEQUENCE: For a better understanding of concepts, students should first have done "Eco Challenge"

QUESTION
How do wastes from your neighborhood end up on the beach?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
We are all part of the biosphere. The wastes that we produce directly enter the ocean ecosystem through the storm drain system or indirectly via the sewage system. We need to be aware and responsible for what goes down the drain.

SKILLS

  • Deciphering
  • Plotting
  • Mapping

OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to:

  • Mark storm drains to help raise awareness of the debris problem
  • Conceptualize a system whereby pollutants enter the environment

TIME NEEDED

  • Two 55 minute class periods


MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Paint
  • Stencils
  • Copy of map of the immediate area surrounding the school (preferably enlarged)
  • Colored pens or markers
  • Information door hangers
  • 8 minute video "Make the Connection: An Educational Tour of Los Angeles" to order, please contact City of Los Angeles, Storm Water Management Division 231-847-6350