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Students investigate the different forms of water by turning fog into drinkable water. In this harvesting lesson, students discuss and observe photographs of fog and why it is essential for some countries to collect water from fog using simple tools. Students utilize pantie hose, a coat hanger, can and humidifier to create a fog net and use it in class.
Earth science explorers act as hydrologists as they research local issues involving water quality. In this hydrology lesson plan, 7th graders research a local water quality problem. They test the water quality of a local body of water and analyze their data. They conduct a video research conference with other students to discuss water quality issues.
In this molal boiling point worksheet, learners complete a virtual lab experiment to determine the molal boiling point constant of water. Students use a calorimeter to measure the boiling point of water at the current atmospheric pressure and then they measure the boiling point of a salt solution. Learners use their data to find the molal boiling point constant for water.
A guide for covering the water cycle in all aspects of your multi-disciplinary class. Identify and explain natural cycles of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g., rock cycle, water cycle, weather patterns). The ideas here involve building a terrarium and collecting data and many activities to stimulate reflection and personal description work.
The basic elements of the water cycle and how water is recycled through our environment is focused on in this lesson. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle. They create a classroom big book about the water cycle with watercolor illustrations.
Students investigate nutrient concentrations in lake water. In this biological communities instructional activity, students experiment with nitrogen and phosphorus cycles using real life situations. Students discuss watersheds, runoff, and both natural and non-natural sources.
Discuss the availability of clean, plentiful water and the causes of water pollution. In groups, sixth graders discuss problem-solving methods for keeping water clean. They explore the function of water treatment plants and perform experiments to predict pollutants that can be stopped by filtration. You could apply reading standards to this lesson, but it would be most effective in a life sciences unit.
Demonstrate how ice floats on water and get the class thinking about why icebergs are so deceiving. Investigators then experiment with mixing water of the same temperature and water of different temperatures. Make sure to explain the concept of density, what happens to water when it freezes, and why density changes as temperature changes and molecular movement slows down. These considerations are imperative to understating what happens during the demonstration and lab activity.
Environmental studies stars read an article from the year 2000 about the loss of water from the Great Lakes. They discuss how climate change is contributing to the differences there and elsewhere on the planet. They discuss why water levels are declining in some areas while they are climbing in others. Finally, they do research to find the most current data on water levels. A simple lesson that can be a nice addition to your unit on climate change.
Students investigate the water cycle. In this water cycle science lesson, students participate in a series of activities that demonstrate evaporation, precipitation, and condensation. Students describe their observations using water cycle vocabulary. Students construct a terrarium as a culminating activity.