National Library of Medicine
Your Environment, Your Health: Water Quality
How important is water quality where you live? The first module in a six-unit series includes four lessons on water quality. By applying the concept directly to the lives of pupils, they engage in meaningful learning. They read about...
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Drawing Conclusions Based on the Sufficiency and Strength of Research (English III Reading)
New ReviewHigh school juniors learn how to construct a strong argument by crafting a claim and using neutral language backed by evidence from reliable sources. To do so, they learn to evaluate sources and evidence to support claims. They then...
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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...
University of Waikato
Scientists study how pollution occurs in hopes of minimizing its effects. A quick activity shows how point and non-point source pollution enters groundwater and aquifers. Learners mimic the phenomenon with models that show how rain...
Ancient Aqueduct Analysis Project
Let the class' knowledge of geometry flow like water in an aqueduct. Future mathematicians research ancient Roman aqueducts and consider the geometric concepts necessary in their construction. They then use GeoGebra to create models of...
How Can We Help Maintain Our Water Supply? Conserving Water
Make young citizens aware of their environmental impact early. An inquiry-based lesson helps learners analyze their own water usage patterns and understand the effects of their habits. Individuals look at data to spot trends and see how...
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Participate in three activities that look at the earth's limited water supply and the changes water goes through as it enters each phase of the water cycle. The resource is complete with three activities that demonstrate the changing...
US Geological Survey
Water Cycle Poster
How many parts make up the water cycle? How many things on Earth rely on water as a system? Learn more about the water cycle in an informative and colorful poster. Print and hang, or project the graphic in the classroom for optimal use.
Build an Anchialine Pond
Students explore biology by conducting a nature experiment. In this pond examination instructional activity, students utilize recycled materials, play-doh and water to recreate a pond and its inhabitants. Students identify the different...
Land Plan Challenge
Students use maps to plan towns, being conscious of water resources. In this geography and land planning lesson, students create collaboratively in small groups towns using maps. At the conclusion of the activity, students build their...
Students explore types of water reserves. For this water conservation lesson, students brainstorm ways water are used in their homes. Students use a graduated cylinder to simulate the amount of water on Earth and the amount that humans use.
How Much Water is There?
Students investigate the amount of fresh water on earth and which water can be used for consumption. In this fresh water lesson plan, students calculate the amount of fresh water that can be used for consumption on earth. They use a 5...
In this science worksheet, students learn about water resources and watersheds by reading and answering questions in this 8 pages newsletter. Students learn about salt vs. fresh water, discover the protective role of estuaries, learn...
Extreme Weather and Mapping
In this environment worksheet, students read an article about extreme weather conditions and mapping it out. They respond to 10 multiple choice questions about what they read. Then, students explain how droughts can occur and the...
TE Lesson: How Clean is that Water?
Students examine the factors the affect water quality, and allow for animals and plants to live. They look at how engineers apply water quality information when making stream modifications in order to ensure drinking water quality. They...
Maps and Models
Young scholars study maps of New Mexico examining settlement patterns over time and the location of water sources. They research the history of their community and discover how cultural groups interacted, adapted to their physical...
Michigan Sea Grant
It may be tricky for a young mind to conceptualize that less than 1% of all water on earth is useable for humans to drink. Simulating the amount of fresh water available on earth by removing measured amounts of water from a five-gallon...
Young scholars discover the geography of Earth by analyzing water currents. In this oceanography lesson, students create visual references on a map of the globe where and why major ocean currents are moving water. Young scholars...
Water Quality and Pollution Web Quest
Learners explore how water is a limited resource, where it comes from, how it can become polluted and how it is used. In this water quality instructional activity students search the web to answer given questions and prepare a report...
Liquid Assets: Watershed
Students watch videos and create a representation of their watershed. In this water resources and pollution lesson, students watch three short videos and discuss them. They use ordinary objects to create a model of their watershed.
Water Resources and the Role of the Independent Sector
Students identify the need to maintain and protect our natural resources. In this natural resource lesson, students study pictures of the effects of pollution on animals and water. Students brainstorm a list of ways water is an...
Who Will Care for the Water?
Students discover how humans impact natural resources. In this environmental activity, students identify water resources in the local area and construct a T-chart to compare the positive and negative effects humans have on water resources.
Water - Planning for the Future
Middle schoolers explore and examine the increases and/or decreases for water user groups: irrigation, municipal, manufacturing, steam electric power generation cooling, livestock, and mining. They utilize percentage changes during their...
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 instructional activity objectives through water cycle models...