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102 resources with the concept ponds

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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
Learners explore the evolution from a pond habitat to a meadow.  In this habitat lesson, students become familiar with a beaver meadow habitat.  Learners are aasigned an animal to research and find why the animal best survives in that...
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Water Holes to Mini-Ponds

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students compare two mini-ponds. In this environmental awareness lesson, students build two mini-ponds from water holes. Students add fertilizers to one and not to the other. The results are observed and compared. This could easily be...
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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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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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Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh Animals!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Fear not, this thematic unit on animals and habitats poses no threat to you or your learners. In fact, this fun series of whole class, small group, and independent learning activities will have your class engaged in learning about the...
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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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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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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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For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders engage in a lesson to learn more about herpetile orgainsims. They have a background in these types before this lesson. Students gather specimens from various ponds, streams, and forest. The importance of the organisms to...
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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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Above & Below the Pond

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars search for information and pictures about life in and around a pond. They visit a local ponds to sketch life that they see in the water and nearby. Students identify all plant and animal life. They find out what happens to...
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Pond Life Word Search

For Students 6th
In this pond environment worksheet, 6th graders search for 55 science words which are hidden in the word search puzzle. The words include insects which live in pond environments.
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Constructing Food Chains

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explore different habitats and the food chains within.   In this food web instructional activity students construct food chains for different habitats.
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Kansas Ponds, Lakes & Reservoirs

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare the ponds, lakes, and reservoirs of Kansas.  In this geography lesson, students use Google Earth to research the different ponds, lakes, and reservoirs in Kansas.  Students will discover that many of the bodies of water...
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Visualizing Vocabulary in an Ecosystem

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders observe the pond ecosystem. In this ecosystem lesson, 6th graders observe the organisms at the pond and create a poster that illustrates the pond.
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Ecological Succession in Pond Water Cultures

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners collect samples of pond water, dried grass, and soil in a jar. They predict the order of ecological succession in their pond water cultures. They compare their expected results with their observed results.
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Discover a Pond Food Web

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study the biodiversity of animal life in a pond. They investigate the interdependence between pond organisms by completing a pond dipping activity and completing a checklist.
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Pond Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars participate in a variety of activities surrounding their study of ponds. They visit a pond, collect organisms, view them under a microscope, perform simple chemical tests, and finally, create small ponds in the classroom.
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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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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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World of the Pond Word Search

For Students 6th
For this pond environment worksheet, 6th graders search for 24 words in the word search puzzle. Each word is about pond life and includes science vocabulary words.