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68 resources with the concept streams

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Measuring the Volume of Water Discharge for a Stream or Canal

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study how to measure and calculate the volume of water flowing down a stream or canal and use simple tools to make measurements. Next, students determine how many people cold live off the volume of water measured. Finally, they...
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Tall as a Mountain, Flat as a Plain

For Teachers K
Students examine a variety of landforms that are found on the Earth and compare and contrast the distinguishing qualities of these forms. A topographical model of the landforms is made.
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Acid Rain

For Students 4th - 12th
In this acid rain worksheet students complete a series of questions on acidity and how acid rain forms.  Students view a slide show and list what they can do to help. 
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Stream Table

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students explore channelization, riparian habitats and soil erosion to find out about  the aquatic habitats in Iowa. In this aquatic habitats instructional activity, students define important terms and read an article about pollution. ...
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Aquatic Invertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact that human development has on streams.  In this stream sampling lesson students compare macroinvertebrate data and graph it.
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Surface Water

For Students 6th
In this surface water worksheet, 6th graders will read 12 statements related to surface water and the movement of rivers over the land. In each statement, there is a bold-faced word that the students will unscramble and place into a word...
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From Maps to Models

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore watersheds through the use of a topographic map. They observe topographical maps and discuss their characteristics. In groups, students create a model clay island and make a topographical map of it. Afterward, groups...
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Shedding Light on Watersheds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss what a watershed is, complete online activities showing them how to take care of a watershed, and create a model of a watershed that they experiment with to see what happens when it is disrupted by civilization.
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Formation of a Stream Valley

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct a model of a stream valley and follow it through youth, maturity and old age changing the topography to fit each development of the valley's growth.
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StreamWatch

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify major components of a stream study and determine overall health of stream, identify major impacts of human activity on the health of a stream, successfully use field equipment in accumulation of data and write a lab...
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Locomotor Lakes, Rivers, and Streams

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explain lakes, rivers and streams using jumping and leaping skills. This integrated lesson plan reinforce scientific knowledge of ponds, rivers, lakes and streams.
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Why Is Our Stream Changing?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students test turbidity, pH, oxygen content and temperature of local stream. In this earth science lesson, students collect and record data from the experiment. They analyze findings and present it to class.
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Acid Rock WebQuest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine how water can be affected by population increase.  In this water quality lesson plan students describe the health effects on humans of air, water and soil pollution. 
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Using A Volunteer Acquired Database Constructed On The Internet, Examine the Relationship between Dissolved Oxygen and Water Temperature

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders access a database and open a spreadsheet.  In this oxygen and water temperature lesson students save the database, sort it and generate scatter plot graphs. 
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Exploring Our Watershed System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study watersheds and examine how they are composed.  In this watershed system lesson students explain how water enters a watershed and the concept of stream order. 
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Questions About Rivers

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate rivers. In this geography instructional activity, students work in cooperative groups to read about rivers from articles they have collected. Students form questions using Bloom's Taxonomy as a guide.
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Water Velocity

For Students 7th - 10th
In this water worksheet, students use a graph comparing particle diameter with stream velocity to complete 6 fill in the blank questions.
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End Sights

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this measurement worksheet, students create an adjustable length sight and explore the proportional relationship of the sight's height and length to the sighted objects height and distance from the sighter.
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The Great Water Hunt

For Teachers K
Students create a model of the land to water ratio in a large group and search for all the places water is used at their school while on a Great Water Hunt. They identify where water can be found and compare how much of world is covered...
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The Impact of the Physical Environment on Stream Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the relationship between leaf packs in streams and macroinvertebrate populations. They experiment with hand exposure to stream macroinvertebrates in natural leaf packs and then make leaf packs of their own. The...
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A "Sedimental" Journey-Sediment Collection

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are asked how they would gather a sample of sediment from a lake, stream, river, pond, or swamp. They discuss safety concerns involving sample collections. Students are instructed to stay out of the water and to be careful not...
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Stream Watch

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discuss why it is important to take care of streams, what is non-point source and point source pollution, what are some causes of pollution in streams, and what can we do to prevent some of these causes of pollution? They steam...
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Know Your Watershed

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners investigate the importance and the location of their own watershed by visiting and EPA website and also work in groups to create an action plan on how to protect their local watershed.
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Determine Dischare of Stream

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students can explain that stream discharge defines the amount of water that passes a point in a given amount of time. They also define discharge is expressed as cubic feet/second is calculated as: average width of channel in feet x...