Water Supply Teacher Resources
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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
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
All the Water in the World
Numbers and statistics don't mean nearly as much to middle schoolers as visuals. Create a model of earth's water supply with an aquarium, then follow the directions to remove small portions of the water to represent water in its various places on and around our planet.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
All the Water in the World
In a cross-curricular instructional activity 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
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
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
Develop a Wellhead Protection Program
High schoolers take on the role of different small town community members to discuss ways to protect the local wellhead. A simulated committee meeting encourages them to consider how the freshwater supply is used by the different residents and what aspects need to be looked after.
9th - 12th Science 33 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
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
Where We Get Our Fresh Water
This fresh resource explores the world's fresh water: where it can be found, and how humans use it. You might be surprised at the variety of domestic uses! Short, but sweet, this feature can be followed by a class discussion using the provided Think questions.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 31 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm
Intended as a follow up to the Protecting Your Drinking Water activity, young environmentalists use their assessment of the a hypothetical town's water supply to debate the installation of underground chemical storage tanks. With the class broken up into five special interest groups, learners share their group's thoughts and concerns about the expansion of a local factory as they weigh the pros and cons for the community as a whole.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
How Much Water Do You Use?
Incorporate reading strategies, math, research, and the scientific method into one lesson 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 18 Views 11 Downloads
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 22 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Contaminants In The Water Cycle
Review the water cycle and investigate how a region's water supply can become contaminated. Your high school scientists can examine a list of EPA water contaminants, and sketch the water cycle of a fictitious town that is affected by several pollutants.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 86 Downloads
Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation
This easy-to-perform demonstration shows students how the water cycle, specifically the processes of condensation and evaporation, purifies Earth's water supply. Just mix up some water, dirt, and gravel in a glass bowl, place a cup in the middle, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and leave it in the sun for a few hours.
4th - 7th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads