Assessing Water Quality in a Local Creek by Sampling Aquatic Macroinvertabrets
Students experiment collecting macroinvertebrates from a stream and identify the specimens collected and then log in the information into a data table. From the data, they make qualitative and quantitative interpretations of water quality.
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Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream Health
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...
8th - 12th Science
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This lesson would be effective in your STEM curriculum...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
To Filter or Not to Filter
Drinking clean water can be taken for granted. Explore the process and high cost of filtering water with a water pollution and filtration activity. Young scientist build a filtration system to filter polluted water, examine the economics...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a instructional activity that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maintaining Safe Water: Whose Job Is It?
How does water laugh? HOH HOH HOH! After a discussion of water quality, stewardship, and the environment, scholars decide who is responsible for keeping water clean. Then, they design a pamphlet or poster to help educate the...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Polarity Makes Water Behave Strangely
Water is common? Not really! Learn how the polarity of the water molecule gives it tremendous properties that make is quite unique in the universe. Learners will understand surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion, as well as why these...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Water Cycle for Schools: Advanced Ages
Explore the water cycle in an interactive diagram of the process. The diagram shows how water is a moving system and constantly changing forms. The resourc includes vocabulary words that pupils click on in order to discover more about...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable