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Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure
Make a splash with young scientists as you teach them all about water using this activity packet. Thirstin, a cartoon glass of water, walks children through the water treatment process, teaches them about different sources of water, and emphasizes the importance of conservation.
K - 3rd Science 5 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Polarity Makes Water Behave Strangely
Water is common? Not really! Learn how the polarity of the water molecule gives it tremendous properties that make is quite unique in the universe. Learners will understand surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion, as well as why these properties are important to life.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 43 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Cleaning Water
From their sweat to the water vapor in their breath, astronauts recycle every possible drop of water while in space. After watching a short video describing the different ways materials are recycled and reused in space shuttles, young scientists work in small groups designing, building, and testing water filters using common household materials.
3rd - 6th Science 14 Views 9 Downloads
Where’s the Water?: Acting Out Science Cycles
Young scientists transform themselves into rivers, oceans, clouds, and drops of water in order to explore the water cycle. After assigning and explaining to young scholars their different roles in the activity, the teacher reads aloud a narrative describing the different stages of the water cycle while the class acts out each event.
2nd - 5th Science 128 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Can Nutrients in Water Cause Harm?
Ecology candidates culture pond water organisms over a few days time, then they experiment to find out how increasing nutrients affects the population. As part of a unit on water, this exploration gives your class an understanding of how important it is to protect freshwater bodies.
3rd - 6th Science 23 Views 17 Downloads
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This instructional activity would be effective in your STEM curriculum or as a instructional activity in water quality with your earth science class.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Aquifer in a Cup
Young scientists create their very own aquifers in this science lesson on ground water. After learning about how some people get their drinking water from underground wells, young learners use sand, modeling clay, and aquarium rocks to create models of aquifers in clear plastic cups.
K - 3rd Science 10 Views 4 Downloads
Conserving Water Through Art!
Having fresh, clean drinking water is a privilege many people take for granted. Help raise awareness about the scarcity of water and the importance of conservation by discussing different ways water is used in everyday life. Brainstorm ideas for reducing water consumption, making a class pledge to conserve this valuable resource.
K - 5th Science 30 Views 21 Downloads
How Do We Use Water?
Send youngsters home to survey how they use water in their homes. Then bring them together to discuss which uses are essential for our health and which are not. A helpful video offers teaching tips for this lesson, and a presentation slide supports your class discussion.
K - 5th Science 4 Views 5 Downloads
How Much Water Do You Use?
Incorporate reading strategies, math, research, and the scientific method into one instructional activity about water conservation. After reading a story about a landlady trying to determine how many people are living in an apartment, learners develop a hypothesis about the number of residents in the apartment then collect data about the water usage in their own homes; that information is used to test the hypothesis.
7th - 12th Science 22 Views 13 Downloads
Water in the Geosphere
Through a PowerPoint presentation and the embedded animation and video, earth science enthusiasts find out about the moisture in the soil beneath our feet. In the animation, follow a water molecule on its path through the water cycle. As part of the lesson, learners gather into groups to use thermometers and moisture meters to take measurements.
5th - 8th Science 53 Views 48 Downloads
New Review Treatment Plants
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and contaminants from water, helping to remove harmful impurities.
1st - 6th 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 16 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able to efficiently collect and store rainwater for hundreds of years.
17 mins 7th - 12th Science 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Selecting the Tap: Water Safety
Are you looking for a cross-curricular activity between science and language arts, or a writing project for your environmental science class? Examine water as a scarce natural resource instead of taking it for granted. Middle schoolers identify the traits of potable water, and research local water sources to determine if they are impaired or not.
6th - 8th Science 23 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring the Water Cycle
The water cycle is one of earth's most easily observable processes, but demonstrating each step within classroom walls can be a challenge. Through a series of videos and quick demonstrations, cover each aspect of the hydrologic cycle in just two days, or, if you have the time, extend the learning beyond the basics with some of the additional lessons or activities created by the brilliant minds at NASA.
6th - 8th Science 146 Views 134 Downloads
Water in Earth's Hydrosphere
Environmentalists test stream water for temperature, pH, and turbidity. Each group shares their information and then the class makes an overall evaluation of the water quality. A slide show sets the backdrop for the teaching portion and the wrap-up discussion.
6th - 8th Science 23 Views 15 Downloads
Role of Plants in Water Filtration
Investigate the amazing ability of plants to filter contaminants from water with this series of in-class demonstrations. After placing six small, potted plants in plastic cups, different solutions and mixtures are poured into them that represent common pollutants found in water.
4th - 7th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads