After background reading on ground and surface water is complete, young hydrologists create a water table contour map. The map displays the elevation of surrounding areas and requires that the cartologists draw contour lines and arrows to indicate direction of water flow. Follow-up questions provide the opportunity to solidify the experience and new knowledge.
Literacy in Science/Technical Subjects: 9-10th Grade ELA Common CoreReading and interpreting scientific texts successfully requires more than science knowledge. The Common Core Standards for literacy in science/technical subjects revolve around helping students understand scientific texts, symbols, and procedures by cultivating close reading and interpretive skills.9th - 10th Science