We noticed Denver on the map, and when asked it's nickname, someone said "THE MILE HIGH CITY!"
While Denver isn't of hug importance to us here in Chicago, it made students think that every city has an elevation value. With some research, students plotted the elevations of cities throughout the US:
And as one student said it, "Why are we working so hard to clean our dirty water only for it to end up in the ocean where there's something else in it that we can't drink? Why don't we keep the water near us?"
What other new questions will students come up with? Especially as this relates to us and how we get our clean drinking water! (the other part of our Driving Question!)