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139 resources with the keyterm watershed

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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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Conjunction Function

For Teachers 1st - 12th
As part of a unit, this lesson familiarizes youngsters with components of a rain garden. They speculate about the role of an assigned component in contributing to a rain garden, and ultimately, in the health of the local watershed. Each...
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Rivers & Watersheds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An outstanding presentation of rivers and watersheds awaits your earth scientists! The erosion process created by rivers is addressed. Viewers are introduced to v-shaped valleys, alluvial fans, and watersheds. Several slides are...
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Watershed Ways

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students connect the water cycle concept with local fresh water availability and consumption. They identify waterways in their own region. Students define, predict, research, and map local watershed areas. They research the positive...
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Runoff: Intro to Watersheds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are taught that a watershed is, what types of basic land cover are impermeable and permeable to water. They trace the flow of water around their school and around their home. Students determine what watershed their school...
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The Willamette River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An informative set of slides inspects the Willamette River. Hydropower dams, agriculture, and the presence of major cities on its banks have led to increased bacteria, temperature, and mercury content as well as skeletal deformities in...
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"Conducting a Watershed Snapshot of Blockhouse Creek"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students 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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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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Activity 2: Disappearing Drainage - the Incredible Shrinking Everglades Watershed

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine drastic changes in Florida Everglades watershed, compare and contrast two watershed maps, discuss effects of addition of agriculture, loss of wetlands, and introduction of Water Conservation Areas, and predict condition...
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When It Rains it Drains

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the major paths of water on the Earth's surface, and to investigate the many factors that contribute to those paths. Students demonstrate their understanding of a watershed by identifying the defining features of a...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Explore its origins, organisms, and contributing rivers with this PowerPoint. It opens with several slides of general information on the formation of estuaries, then it...
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Water Cycle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Every type of learner can present what they learn about the water cycle. Here, posters and poems are produced in addition to water samples being tested and data displayed. The problem with this plan is that the background information is...
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Rainfall Measurement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to rainfall measurement and develop a network of rain gauges. Students measure rainfall, plot rainfall maps and calculate total rainfall volumes during rainstorms.
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Capturing Watershed Experiences

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students observe organisms found in the water. In this lesson on organisms, students collect water from local streams and tributaries in order to study the organisms found in the water. As a culminating activity, students create a...
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From Maps to Models

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore watersheds through the use of a topographic map. They observe topographical maps and discuss their characteristics. In groups, students create a model clay island and make a topographical map of it. Afterward, groups...
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Water Theater

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders work together to write and produce a play that integrates watershed information. They brainstorm story lines for their play and determine the message they want the audience to receive before creating masks for their...
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Cycling Water Through the Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify the ways in which water moves through our environment and consider the different forms it can be found in. They view videos, conduct experiments and participate in class discussions. Students determine the role that...
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Shedding Light on Watersheds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss what a watershed is, complete online activities showing them how to take care of a watershed, and create a model of a watershed that they experiment with to see what happens when it is disrupted by civilization.
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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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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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Water in the Environment Word Search

For Students 6th - 10th
In this water instructional activity, students find 22 terms associated with water such as water table, watershed, runoff, and polarity in this word search.