Surface Water Teacher Resources
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Predicting Ground Water Flow
After background reading on ground and surface water is complete, young hydrologists create a water table contour map. The map displays the elevation of surrounding areas and requires that the cartologists draw contour lines and arrows to indicate direction of water flow.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's procedures include conducting interviews with members of the community and designing an oral report on what was learned throughout the process.
7th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Water wizards write short answers and fill in the blanks about Earth's surface water and groundwater. They also identify the condition of the soil in a diagram. Use these two worksheets as a reading comprehension assignment if your textbook covers each topic included, or as a review after your lecture on the water cycle.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 73 Downloads
All the Water in the World
In a cross-curricular lesson linking math and science, examine the percentages of earth's water supply with your elementary kids using pasta or dixie cups of water. Younger learners focus on identifying local water sources on the globe or a map, then making a pie chart of the earth's water, while older kids graph the data on a bar graph after performing a brief simulation representing the distribution of earth's water.
K - 6th Science 28 Views 23 Downloads
The Water Cycle and Water Conservation
Young ecologists can practice their critical reading skills while learning about the water cycle, the impacts humans can have on the earth's water supply, and why we have a responsibility to our planet to preserve this precious resource. Intended as background information for a teacher, the excerpt could be an excellent supplement for higher-level readers.
6th - 12th Science 102 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Excuse Me, Is This the Way to the Drainpipe?
Elementary kids read and color the story of Willy Wetsworth, a drop of water, as he describes the journey that he and his friends take to provide fresh water to houses. He tells his story to Martha Merriweather, a little girl, and explains what she can do to help protect Willy and his watery pals.
K - 6th Science 7 Views 3 Downloads
Is This Water Clean Enough To Drink?
Students examine the steps of the hydrological cycle; identify surface water and groundwater; determine how surface water is cleaned before being used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and other direct purposes; and model a process used to clean water.
5th - 8th Science 22 Views 17 Downloads
Ground Water Contamination
While intended as background information for teachers, the information about the logistics and effects of the contamination of groundwater would make an excellent supplemental piece for kids with a high reading level. While there are few graphics or images to support the reading, it could be used to test reading comprehension or to support research on the topic.
8th - 12th Science 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fourth graders learn what a wetland is, where they can be found, and what types of plants, animals and characteristic are associated with the wetlands. They also participate in an activity to explore and enhance their knowledge of specific animals, plants, and characteristics that are found in the wetlands.
4th Science 8 Views 42 Downloads
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature.
9th - 12th Science 123 Views 364 Downloads
Deep Subjects - Wells and Ground Water
Here is a phenomenal lesson plan on ground water, wells, and aquifers. Young geologists study how water exists underground, how water moves through the soil, and how water is extracted to be used as drinking water. Some excellent activities and blackline masters are embedded in this fine plan.
3rd - 6th Science 8 Views 28 Downloads
WATER You Doing to Help?
Auntie Litter is here to educate young scholars about water pollution and environmental stewardship! Although the 15-minute video clip is cheesy, it's an engaging look at the water cycle and conservation. Learners start by illustrating their hypothesis of what will happen to an ice cube left on the window ledge in the sun.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 29 Downloads
Students read background information about Monterey Bay, California, and conduct related experiments. In this ocean in motion lesson, students read information about the location, wildlife, and characteristics of Monterey Bay. They experiment with the upwelling concept that happens in the bay and discuss the results.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
WATER HERE AND THERE
Introduce the topic of water conservation with a little drama. Dressed as snowflakes, hail stones, or rain drops class members dramatize the events in a narration of the water cycle. The series of lessons that follow focus on conservation techniques, hot springs and geysers, ground water, water pollution, and soil types.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 55 Downloads
WaterWeb - Conservation and Water Supply
If 71% of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving water? Find out with these activities designed for middle and high school environmental scientists. From reading articles to solving crossword puzzles, to building their own desalination devices, a variety of learning styles are addressed, while showing kids the importance of protecting one of Earth's most valuable natural resources.
6th - 12th Science 47 Views 58 Downloads
Earth's Water Sources
General facts about Earth's water sources, human use, and the water cycle are outlined by this presentation. Slide three has a grammatical error and slide nine refers to the local watershed of the author, so you will need to make a few minor changes.
5th - 7th Science 7 Views 9 Downloads
Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky Gyre
The fascinating video "Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic," introduces your oceanographers to the world's gyres. They learn that melting sea ice is making the gyres larger, and that the changes could, in turn, contribute even more to global climate change.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads