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Students investigate water column data. In this earth science and seawater lesson, students determine how temperature, salinity, and density have an impact on sea water by viewing and analyzing data obtained from a number of websites. Students explain and interpret related marine water data represented on many tables and graphs.
Students examine water management issues. In this environmental issues lesson, students watch a PBS video to develop an understanding of watershed, aquifers, and ground water. Students evaluate watershed issues in the Owens River Valley and write letters to find out how local watersheds are used.
Third graders define and discuss evaporation, precipitation, condensation, and collection, color web pages to illustrate Water Cycle book, listen to stories about Water Cycle, play trivia game to demonstrate knowledge of what they learned, and create Kidspiration diagramming Water Cycle.
Sixth graders review the steps of the water cycle. Individually, they calculate the amount of water they use in a day and identify ways they can conserve. As a class, they discuss how conserving water today helps future generations and create a survey to give their family members to determine the amount of water they use. To end the lesson, they come up with a new plan for their household to use less water.