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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series for grades 9-12 includes 21 lessons divided into 5 topics: fitness, hygiene, puberty and growing up, and safety. Each lesson has two hands-on activities designed to engage teens and...
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Who Lives in the Pond? A Mini Book

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
First-time freshwater ecologists color and cut out eight pages to make a book about which plants and animals perpetuate in ponds. This is ideal for your unit on living things or on different habitats.
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What Is in the Water?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compare bottled water qualities to water found naturally in a pond habitat. They research their state's laws/regulations in regard to bottled water and study the advertising, cost, and quality of brands of bottled water. They...
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Meadow Madness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the evolution from a pond habitat to a meadow.  In this habitat lesson, students become familiar with a beaver meadow habitat.  Students are aasigned an animal to research and find why the animal best survives in that...
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Wild and Wetlands

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper graders identify the major characteristics of a wetland. They explore the human factors that change a wetland and write a descriptive paragraph about wetlands. This comprehensive lesson also has an interactive "Watershed Game"...
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Water Holes to Mini-Ponds

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners compare two mini-ponds. For this environmental awareness lesson, students build two mini-ponds from water holes. Learners add fertilizers to one and not to the other. The results are observed and compared. This could easily be...
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Water Safety: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewTwo lessons remind scholars of the importance of water safety.  In the first instructional activity, pupils create posters highlighting three safety rules for a pool, beach, pond, or lake. The second instructional activity challenges...
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Pondlife: Our Tiny Neighbors

For Students 6th - 12th
Three episodes explore pondlife with microbiologist Sally Warring from the American Museum of Natural History. Videos give scholars an up-close look into the microbes that live among pond scum, algae, and moss while the host offers...
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Water Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make a big splash with a lesson about water safety. After reading three articles related to water safety, high schoolers first choose one water safety rule to research and write a report summarizing their findings. They then use an...
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Life in a Pond

For Teachers K - 5th
What living things call an aquatic habitat home? Young learners consider the question after they discuss the characteristics of a typical pond habitat. They identify an animal and then determine if a pond would have all the components to...
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Koi Pond

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
There's nothing fishy about the activity. Future mathematicians design a koi pond from various three-dimensional shapes. They calculate the perimeter, area, and volume of the pond, and then create PowerPoint presentations. They also...
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Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Aquatic ecosystems are important in nutrient recycling and play a major role in supporting all of the different biomes. Learners explore a variety of aquatic ecosystems including freshwater and marine areas with a helpful presentation....
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Monitoring Water Pollution with Invertebrate Indicator Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Healthy invertebrates mean healthy ponds. An outdoor activity has scholars collect samples of invertebrates from local lakes or ponds. They identify and count different species and use the information to estimate the level of pollution...
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Microorganisms in Pond Water

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
That is living in the water? Groups of two to three view pond water with microscopes in order to find microorganisms. They draw pictures of the ones they find in their slides.  The groups compare their drawings to pictures of common pond...
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Nature Walk: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Walking in nature is the theme of a unit designed to support English language development lessons. Scholars look, write, speak, and move to explore topics such as camping, woodland animals, instruments, bodies of water, things found at a...
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Protecting Our Water Resources

For Teachers K - 9th
Teach young environmentalists to protect their planet's resources with a set of interactive experiments. Kindergartners and other youngsters learn about watersheds and the water cycle, while older elementary learners focus on fertilizer...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students observe the effects of eutrophication and determine why it is harmful to aquatic ecosystems. They create mason jar ecosystems to observe the growth of algae in pond water. In addition, they observe the effect of introducing...
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Surface Water/Groundwater

For Students 5th - 8th
Water wizards write short answers and fill in the blanks about Earth's surface water and groundwater. They also identify the condition of the soil in a diagram. Use these two worksheets as a reading comprehension assignment if your...
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Aquatic Science

For Teachers 7th - 8th
What a terrific way to explore the pond habitat! Learners discuss the animal and plant life found in the Long Island area. They also discuss vocabulary terms, identify pollution concerns, and resource conservation.
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Animal Habitats

For Teachers 1st
Learners explore animal habitats in this collaborative lesson. First, they read Who Lives Here? by Dot and Sy Barlowe. Next, they get into groups to do research on one of three habitats, ponds, grasslands, or deserts. Finally, they...
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Wetlands - Pond Study

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Observe a pond's tiniest life forms. Zoom in on Daphnia, also called water fleas, a type of crustacean that often dwells on the pond floor.
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Shape, Form and Function in the Garden

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore biology by researching plant life on the Internet. In this gardening lesson, 5th graders identify the difference between many plant species and their origins while utilizing the Internet to research pond life....
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Fish Stick Puppet

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Here is a lesson on the many uses of water designed for very young learners. Pupils work together to identify the uses for water, learn that rain is a source of water for many people, that all living things need water to survive, and...
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The Great Pond Safari

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils study pond life by visiting a pond and completing an associated worksheet. They play an online game based on the pond learning experience.