Water Pollution Teacher Resources
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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
Water Pollution and Water Quality Assessment
Experiments are great ways to learn and explore new topics. Third graders discuss how some macroinvertebrates can live in polluted water, while others cannot. They head to the computer lab with guiding worksheets as they learn more about the affects of water pollution and adaptations in the macroinvertebrate population.
3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Does Earth Day Mean? - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students possible sources of water pollution, and explain the effects that water pollution can have on the food on the food chain. They Name human and other animal (i.e. fish) illnesses that can be contracted from drinking polluted water, as well as what these illnesses can do to a person or other animal.
6th - 8th Science
Effects of Water Pollution on Aquatic Organisms
Students investigate water pollution. They develop an understanding of the behavior of organisms, of the structure and properties of matter, and of natural and human induced hazards by conducting lab tests. They present their data appropriately in the form of graphs and report their investigation, results and conclusions in the form of a written lab report.
7th - 12th Science
Splish, Splash, I was Takin' a Bath!
Students explore the causes of water pollution and its effects on the environment through the use of models and scientific investigation. In the accompanying activities, they investigate filtration and aeration processes as they are used for removing pollutants from water.
3rd - 5th Science
Drinking Water and Water Purification
Sixth graders design experiments to compare the amount of bacteria in river water to the amount in purified tap water. They explore how water purification removes bacteria and pollution from the water. Students examine the steps of the scientific method through their experimentation and analysis.
Peace Corps Challenge Game- Water Quality
Students advocate for clean water. In this water pollution lesson, students play the Peace Corps Challenge Game, discuss the effects of polluted water and write a letter to the mayor of Wanzuzu highlighting the situation of the fish's environment.
3rd - 8th Science
What a lovely way to explore a healthy water environment. The lesson begins with a painting exercise, where the class listens to a recording of stream and nature sounds. They paint what they hear and then discuss what constitutes a healthy aquatic environment, leading into a full discussion on water pollution.
3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Watershed Works: Unit 3
Geology whizzes observe the effects of change within a model of a watershed. They place replica waste dumps within the models and note the path that the waste takes as water passes through. This detailed lesson plan provides teacher narrative, instructions for building the watershed model, discussion questions, and more!
6th - 8th Science
The Water Planet
Students can recognize that pollutants affect water quality. They can discuss how a surface pollutant can be removed from water and recognize the importance of keeping water clean. In the junior primary, students investigate how water pollution affects plant life, in middle primary, investigate problems and solutions associated with oil pollution and in upper primary, identify causes of water degradation.
1st - 5th Science
A Closer Look at Pollution
Students research the effects of pollution. In this land and water pollution lesson, students discuss the needs of all living things, read The Berenstein Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore), discuss the problem in Bear Country, and discuss the causes and effects of pollution.
2nd - 5th 21st Century Skills
Enviroscape: Water Pollution
Fourth graders inspect earth science by conducting a class discussion. In this water properties lesson, 4th graders examine a model of a watershed which demonstrates how water becomes polluted. Students collaborate in small groups in order to examine the water sources and pollution within their city.
The Impact of Water Pollution on Global Peace
Tenth graders participate in hands-on activities that require them to consider the implications of water pollution. In this environmental stewardship lesson, 10th graders conduct 6 experiments pertaining to water pollution and discuss effective waste management and conservation.