Assessment of Module Goals
Unit 4: Water Balance in a California drought is the summative assessment for the module. In it, students analyze a variety of data that are relevant to basin-scale water budget. The assessment culminates in students writing a synthesis report for water policy makers. Refer to Unit 4 for details on that primary component of the summative assessment.
The summative assessment is designed to assess the overarching module goals:
- Analyze and integrate observations that describe the state of the hydrosphere at regional scales.
- Quantitatively compare and contrast different data types, and their uncertainty, for use in the context of the water balance equation.
- Critique/evaluate the utility of traditional versus geodetic data for quantifying fluxes and storage.
- Compare the magnitude of human use in the basin to deficits associated with drought.