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216 resources with the concept watersheds

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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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Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The three units in the “Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems” are designed to teach middle schoolers about the role water plays in all life. Unit 1 builds background knowledge. In Unit 2, scholars...
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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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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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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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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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"Conducting a Watershed Snapshot of Blockhouse Creek"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners examine specific skills in assessing water quality from a holistic approach. They assess the health of a local watershed and identify problems in the local watershed and suggest remediation.
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Through the Eyes of a Water Scientist

For Teachers 7th
Earth science explorers act as hydrologists as they research local issues involving water quality. In this hydrology lesson, 7th graders research a local water quality problem. They test the water quality of a local body of water and...
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How Watersheds Work

For Teachers K - 3rd
What better way to learn about the watershed than to have your kids act it out themselves? This activity gets them moving and thinking as they simulate the Atlantic Ocean (could be adjusted geographically), estuaries, creeks, and rivers....
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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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Watershed Works: Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Geology whizzes observe the effects of change within a model of a watershed. They place replica waste dumps within the models and note the path that the waste takes as water passes through. This detailed lesson plan provides teacher...
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Go with the Flow

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The quality of a watershed has a direct impact on the community it services. Learners study their own watershed using a topographical map. They recreate the watershed components using colored pencils to track the upstream and downstream...
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An Incredible Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Do salmon really migrate upstream? A complete unit explores the migration patterns of salmon. The series of lessons begins with pupils diagramming the life cycle of the salmon and then uses simulations to examine the effects of...
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Discovering the Watershed

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Human impact on watersheds can make or break an ecosystem. Learners use a game to learn about the impact human choices have on water quality and the organisms that depend on it. The activity includes a game board and game cards that tell...
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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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For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What kind of impact do humans have on watersheds? Find out in a lesson plan that defines, explores, and promotes ways to protect our watersheds. The ultimate goal of the lesson plan is for learners to discover how a watershed is impacted...
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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,...