SIXTH GRADE            


Exploring the watershed and geology

of the Everglades

Students will learn about the quantity of freshwater available on Earth and in the Everglades through an experiment.

Students will conduct a controlled experiment to determine the effect Florida’s limestone has on the pH levels of Florida’s water and soil. Students will compare limestone’s effect to that of other rocks and minerals found naturally in Florida. At the end of this investigation, students should be able to articulate the effect limestone has on the pH of water in Florida, the importance of this phenomenon, and a basic understanding of the process by which limestone affects pH levels in water