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Students examine water quality and how to improve it, how to measure it and how it relates to human activities. In this water quality instructional activity students sample water from different sources, and test the samples.
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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
Unit 3: Scientific Writing
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson 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 lesson's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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