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215 resources with the concept watersheds

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Build a Watershed

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What's the best way to learn how watersheds work? Build one! Combining engineering, the water cycle, and ecology concerns, the activity is the perfect fit for an interdisciplinary unit. Teams construct a model watershed with simple...
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Discover Water—The Role of Water in Our Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Make a splash with this series of engaging interactives that teach all about one of the most important substances on Earth: water. From oceans to bodies of freshwater, these fun resources investigate the water cycle and the important...
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Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
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Watershed Works: Unit 2

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The second of a three-unit lesson plan, this focuses on how human-made structures affect watersheds. Using watershed models that were built during the first unit, junior geologists now place buildings, dams, or levees into the models and...
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Watershed Works: Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
By constructing a watershed model and identifying watershed features in it, they discover how water erosion changes the landscape. As with most watershed modeling activities, this one is costly in terms of time and materials. It is,...
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Discover the Nile River

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Inquisitive scholars read about the Nile River's watershed, the different animals found in a variety of biomes, and where clean water comes from as well as its usage. Four activities add to the learning process—a board game that takes...
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Let's Learn About Stewardship and River Basins

For Teachers 8th Standards
What does it mean to be a good steward? Middle school environmentalists learn to care for their state's waterways through research, a guest speaker, and poster activity. Groups must locate and learn more about a river basin and the human...
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Water We Going To Do?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
How has human activity affected Earth's watersheds? An action-packed lesson plan, part of the K20 series, examines water's ability to go with the flow regardless of what is in its path. Scholars build model watersheds, examine time-lapse...
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It All Runs Downhill

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Examine how pollution makes its way into an ocean with help from a model watershed. Scholars use household items to recreate a mini-watershed, equipped with pollutants, that when mixed with rain drain into a model's body of water. After...
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Wad-a-Watershed

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What kind of impact do humans have on watersheds? Find out in a lesson that defines, explores, and promotes ways to protect our watersheds. The ultimate goal of the lesson is for learners to discover how a watershed is impacted by...
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Explore Watersheds

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes a watershed? What are the natural and human features of a watershed? How do human features affect watersheds? Where can I find my local watershed? These questions are thoroughly explained in an informative watershed interactive.
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The Blue Planet

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
What a neat interactive that interacts with the amount of water on Earth's surface. It begins with a brief audio introduction of the Blue Planet and how it got its name. Then, users click on the activity to play a game that calculates...
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Primary Headwater Habitat Field Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young ecologists investigate how primary headwater streams are important to the health and wealth of not only an ecosystem, but also an entire watershed.  
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Watershed Teacher Field Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Maybe you've seen land that is covered in water, not deep enough for a lake or pond, but deep enough that the water stays throughout the year. This area is called a wetland, and during a five-day activity, learners investigate wetlands,...
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Rainforest Alliance Belize: 1st Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Take a journey to Belize with a collection that looks closely into its habitats. Scholars take part in grand conversations, read-alouds, and hands-on activities to delve deep into the different types of habitats, the animals that call...
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How Do Jaguars and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?

For Teachers 1st Standards
How does weather play a role in the lives of land and sea creatures? Find out with a lesson focused on habitats and the ways animals from different homes are connected. Here, learners explore how the life of a jaguar and howler monkey...
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Unit 2: Global to Local: Understanding My Place in the Hydrosphere

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does the ground around your home have to do with water pollution? Young ecologists learn about their local watershed and create their own cause-and-effect models of the hydrosphere.
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Unit 3: Scientific Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Write-on! Demonstrate a writing model and support learners as they write an informational essay on a water resource issue of your (or their) choosing. The lesson plan provides a well-scaffolded summative writing experience that wraps up...
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The Value of Oregon’s Forests

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
No matter where you go, you're in the middle of a forest in some way. Use a instructional activity about forests and the many ways they contribute to our world, including the ecosystems of animals and plants living in their shady soil.
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How Much do I know?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Camping trips can be so fun with the right safety knowledge. Learners take a short survey of statements about fire safety and erosion in the forest, answering true or false to each one based on their prior knowledge
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The Case of the Wacky Water Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Join the tree house detectives in learning about the processes of the water cycle, water conservation, water treatment, and water as a limited resource.
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Filtering Water

For Teachers 5th - 8th
See the water filtration system up close with a fun science experiment. Young scientists work for several class periods to design a water filter using household objects, and then decide which filter material would be most effective in...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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Creating a Watershed in Your Hand

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Class members create their own watershed by crumpling a sheet of paper, using different colored water soluble markers to highlight the high and low points on the paper, spraying their paper, and then observing the runoff.