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Peel Water Story

A resource for exploring Peel’s water systems

Educators can use and adapt The Peel Water Story modules for multiple subject areas in grades 5 - 12.

These online learning modules use the ArcGIS Online Story Map application. They also include an introductory element of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to drive the learning.

The modules will help develop students’ understanding of:

Each module is 40 minutes long. Preparation requires access to a lab or a class set of laptops or tablets.

For additional resources and information or to get a copy of the teacher handbook, email watersmartpeel@peelregion.ca.

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Open Module 1

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define a watershed.
  • Use an online map to identify which watershed they live in as well as nearby waterbodies.
  • Define stormwater and runoff.
  • Be able to explain the various parts of a stormwater system and why a stormwater system is required.

Handouts

Open Module 2

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define surface water and groundwater.
  • Identify the source and route of their tap water.
  • Identify the destination and route of their wastewater.
  • View changes in land use over time.

Handouts

Open Module 3

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define point source and non-point source pollution
  • Understand how pollutants such as salt enter and impact our watersheds
  • Identify the steps taken following an oil spill

Handouts: