Lesson 3: Watersheds


Lesson 3: Watersheds

All videos in this chapter are linked below. You will have the option to download the HD version or stream a lower resolution version.


Lesson Three:

Lesson 3.0: Watersheds Summary Overview

Lesson 3.1: Watersheds Introduction

Lesson 3.2: What is a Watershed?

Lesson 3.3: Your Watershed

Lesson 3.4: Lands and Waters

Lesson 3.5: Water Erosion

Lesson 3.6: Definitions


Everyone lives in a watershed. Everything that happens on the land affects the water in that watershed.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Watersheds is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 3 that includes relevant science topics in 7 videos: What is a watershed? Which watershed do you live in? When it rains at your home, what creek and river does the water travel to? How does the watershed affect the water body into which it drains? How do human activities affect the quality and quantity of water in a watershed? What is point-source pollution? What is non-point source pollution? What are examples of each? What is erosion? What causes it? What is sediment? Where does it come from? How does human activity affect erosion and sedimentation? What is the impact of erosion and sedimentation on aquatic resources? What are Texas’ natural regions? Is the water in your region drinkable, swimmable and fishable? How does your location within a watershed affect the quality of water where you live? How can you influence the quality of water for others in your watershed?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 3: Watersheds