Starting from our first wondering in September, we're putting all the pieces together. We're wrapping up lots of great learning (although we're certainly not done yet)!
Here are two classes' models that explain what happens to water as it leaves our houses...
1. What happens when water falls on areas that aren't covered in soil or grass like in our model? From an aerial map, Chicago looks really gray, and covered in concrete, unlike our cities we investigated with groundwater. We don't really know what happens to our water here when it hits surfaces like that...like where does it go?!?!
2. How does the lake, where we know we get our drinking water from, connect to the pipes that bring clean water into our house? Is it the same as our tap water? If not, what process does it get through to get it clean enough to drink?
Check back...the learning continues!