Planet Water Walk

What is Planet Water Walk?

Planet Water Walk is a Coon Creek Watershed District granted-funded project. Students will:

  • Define systems as parts working together, often as parts within other systems.
  • Experience the solar system to scale by touching objects and walking specific distances.
  • Make observations of biosphere and hydrosphere (life and water) on earth at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary using their senses and tools.
  • Compare and contrast evidence of life on earth with evidence (or lack) of life on other planets and their moons.

What is a System?

A system is parts working together. Matter and energy move through systems. The four main ecological systems that work together on planet earth are:

  • Atmosphere - Air is gases all around; nitrogen, oxygen and other stuff.
  • Biosphere- LIfe on earth abounds; plants, bugs, people, fish, and trees. Animals large and small.
  • Geosphere - Mountains, plains, and plateaus. Smaller boulders go to rocks, sand, and stones.
  • Hydrosphere - Rain, snow, sleet, and hail; oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and glaciers (ice sheets where its cold).