• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

Taming a River

Taming a River science lab
Taming a River science lab

During a ranger facilitated visit this curriculum spans time and crosses borders while analyzing how mining operations affect the environment. From fish to plants, water routes to soil composition, mining operations affect all the components that make up a healthy watershed.

In this three part activity:

1. Students will learn about watersheds and their components, various types of mining techniques, and ways to study impacts of mining upon the environment.

2. Learn how to make a scientific inquiry and to interpret its results.

3. In the third part of the lesson students will perform their experiment using the scientific method.

Taming a River lesson PDF download
Developed by Kelsey Johnson

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