Do Now-Brain Drain
Do you know why Michigan is called the Great Lakes State? Can you name the five Great Lakes?
(List responses, then have someone in class look it up)
While these are large freshwater lakes, if you lived in Flint would you drink the water if it looked like this?
If you had no other water, would you keep drinking it if everyone in your family lost their hair?
Have you heard anything in the news about the city of Flint, Michigan?
There is a video about how FEMA is trying to help, and they are soliciting volunteers to distribute water.
There are three videos on this page, so please look at all three.
What are some symptoms of lead poisoning?
The effects of Flint's lead poisoning disaster CNN-In human terms, what does it look like? Take a look at some actual residents who drank the water and write down all of the symptoms of poisoning that you see or hear about.
· How much lead in the water you bathe in? How can you find out?
· The United States helped India when they had a lead problem, so what should the U.S. do for the citizens of Flint, Michigan, USA?
For further study:
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