Water Pollution Teacher Resources
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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 28 Views 27 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 20 Views 15 Downloads
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 6 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 24 Views 110 Downloads
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 3 Views 26 Downloads
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 7 Views 20 Downloads
Fifth graders study the impact of human activity on water quality and on the ecosystems of Earth. After a discussion on the various ways that water can be polluted, groups of youngsters get together to figure out the best way to clean a polluted sample of water.
5th Science 5 Views 11 Downloads
Oil spills and other bad environmental practices can lead to disastrous results for the plants and animals of the earth. In small groups, learners investigate and discuss several images showing the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. They reconvene and discuss other pollution issues that have similar effects, but are closer to home.
3rd Science 35 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 3 Views 10 Downloads
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.
6th Science 5 Views 8 Downloads
Are You Thirsty? The Effects of Pollution on Drinking Water
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.
6th - 8th Math 12 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 3 Views 75 Downloads
What's in the Water?
Fifth graders use the dots to simulate water pollutants in a lake. They use cups to collect a sample of "water." Students sort the dots by color and record the number of each dot color under the correct pollutant name in the Lake Water Pollutants Data Table.
5th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
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 8 Views 7 Downloads
Investigate water pollution. Learners start out by completing the know and want to know portions of a KWL chart on water pollution. They read a story that stimulates thinking about water pollution and view an online resource related to pollution.
3rd - 5th Science 15 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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