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Human Impact on Water Quality
Learners identify a variety of human activities that can pollute our water sources. They conduct experiments to determine water quality, describe their local community's impact on water resources and explore ways in which to protect and conserve water supplies.
WaterWeb - Conservation and Water Supply
If 71% of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving water? Find out with these activities designed for middle and high school environmental scientists. From reading articles to solving crossword puzzles, to building their own desalination devices, a variety of learning styles are addressed, while showing kids the importance of protecting one of Earth's most valuable natural resources. Although the activities are Florida-focused, water conservation is a global issue, so either during or after completing the lesson, you may wish to talk about water conservation in your own region.
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.
Testing Bangladesh's Waters
Students assess the causes and effects of massive arsenic contamination in the water supplies of 43 of Bangladesh's 64 districts. They evaluate why this contamination occurred, and how it affects the population of Bangladesh.
Learners learn about the history of Indiana's water and understand how easily pollution can contaminate the water supply. They also learn how little fresh water we have and how important it is to protect it.
Water Cannot Be Wasted
Challenge your young environmentalists to prove how much water they can conserve while engaging in a wet, watery task. They discuss how much water is used during daily activities, such as showering or doing the dishes. Then, in teams, they attempt to complete a series of tasks using only two liters of water. The team with the most water left over wins the challenge. This is a fantastic way to help learners think like conservationists, it also fosters a deeper understanding of the very real water crisis.
Parts of the Water Cycle and California's Water Supply
In this parts of the water cycle and California's water supply worksheet, learners read about the water cycle and water supply, then write a story about the history of their drinking water.
Endocrine Disruptors in Our Drinking Water: Should We Be Concerned?
High schoolers investigate the different hormone contaminants in the water supply. In this math lesson, students analyze data tables and graphs. They demonstrate exponential growth and decay using frog populations.
Water Everywhere: Is There Enough to Drink?
Students examine water supply issues caused by population growth and land use. They read and discuss an article, develop a water usage trivia game, write a news article, illustrate a desalination process, and research aquifer systems.
Water: A Necessity for Life
Students examine types of aquifers and make a model landfill. In this water usage activity, students determine the difference between confined and unconfined aquifers. They build a model landfill, observe it for two weeks, and analyze what type of influence it has on the water supply. They complete a map that shows an aquifer in Kansas.
How Much Water?
Young scholars investigate amount of water available in different countries around the world, compare it to their daily water use, and explore how unequal distribution of water can cause challenges to survival. Students then discuss need to protect and conserve fresh water supplies.
Water Sources and Pollution
Students explore environmental awareness by completing a pollution activity. In this drinking water instructional activity, students identify the role of the EPA in maintaining drinkable water in our country and what types of toxins regularly invade our water supplies. Students complete a pollution pinpointing activity in small groups.
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. A great supplement for a unit on the adaptations of early cultures to their environments. Challenge your own students to develop their own solutions to the ancient problem of finding reliable sources of potable water.
Water Issues on Puerto Rico and Oahu: A Comparison of Two Islands
Fifth graders explore how the tow islands receive and use fresh water. They also address some of the threats to the fresh water supply on each island. Students explore the lesson objectives through water cycle models and experiments.
Students investigate the NYC water supply system and its watershed. For this water supply lesson, students read the Magic School Bus at the Waterworks to help them identify the components of the water supply system. Students diagram the system and discuss its parts.
Human Impact on Water Quality
Students explore how humans can pollute the water. In this water quality lesson students test for water quality and then compare various samples taken from their own personal water supply.
A Study of Your Domestic Water Supply
Students create a diagram that traces the path of a raindrop from its source into the water supply for their house and back to the environment. They also diagram the processes that occur in a sewage treatment and water treatment plant.
Fresh Water Scarcity: An Introduction to the Problem
Freshwater is not as plentiful as one might think! Explore how limited this fundamental resource is, how it is being used, and how shortages can be addressed. When you are teaching upper-elementary or middle school earth scientists about water, make sure to include this video. It could also be used in a social studies class when considering the challenges that are common in third world countries.
Walking For Water
Students investigate how third world countries get their water. In this water lesson, students research how countries like Kenya and Ethiopia get their water supply. Students participate in an experiment to role play how difficult it is to get clean water.
Middle schoolers investigate viable sources of fresh water for consumption. They investigate the need and strategies for water conservation at home. They discuss a number of water management techniques.