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// Water Topics
diagram of water treatment plant. Each
point on the water's path through the plant is labled with a scrambled
name. The user can click to find out what the treatment point is
and find out some information about it.
in the City has information on water basics, links to other
informative sites as well.
Water Cycle at Work
A basic explanation and illustration of the water cycle. http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/kids/cycle.html
Online Movie on the BrainPop website.
Colorful animated illustration with vocabulary terms.
Science for Schools - The USGS web site provides water basics,
activities and information about Earth's water. National maps show
how water is used, by State, in the U.S. Maps are organized by category
of water use. They have a picture gallery and a certificate which
can be printed out when activities are complete.
Geographic Conservation Lesson Plan
Water Everywhere? challenges students to look at population
growth and water availability. Links and resources provided give
you all you need for this investigation.
Ground Water Connection
Lesson Plans in PDF format for all grade levels on water and conservation
a Drop of Water Through Time
Engage students in a creative writing lesson which will help them
better understand the water cycle.
Shape to a Xeriscape
students in a problem solving lesson while they learn about xeriscaping.http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/infoed/educators/splash/giveshap.htm
Have students create a mini-desalination plant and while doing the
following: practice problem solving in groups, learning some of
the issues surrounding limited water resources, learning about potential
future sources of drinking water, and stretching the imagination.
EPA Teacher Resources
Resource provides curriculum which includes a link to Water Sourcebooks.
The Water Sourcebooks explain the water management cycle showing
how it affects all aspects of the environment. 324 activities for
grades K-12 are divided into four sections: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Lesson plans and resources for all grades. Be sure to check out
section that provides interactive, online experiences for students.
It is suggested that students preview these before the lessons are
used in the classroom.
This 8-week unit for middle grades meets state standards for science,
social studies, language arts, math, and technology and requires
40-60 minutes a day. Standards, teacher-led activities, student-centered
activities, resources, and sample student files included.
Water a Hand
Free PDF files include a leader's guide and student/participant
booklet on how to go about planning a project for school or community.
Guides are available in Spanish.
To the Last Drop
This lesson will help students discover how water has played an
essential role in the history of the civilization. Use the ideas
suggested here to help students research.
efficiency toilets - details information
about this water saving device.
Benchmarks of water used with/without conservation for typical home
Action International http://www.popact.org/resources/publications/peopleinthebalance/pb_water.shtml
People and water issues. Maps show freshwater availability and countries
where problems exist.
to be waterwise
What are they and what does this rating mean? Check out the washing
machine calculator and dishwasher
calculator to see what your water savings could be.
Young People About Water materials can
help you do just that--develop a community-based, youth water education
program that targets youth and links key community members in partnerships,
all working toward common water education goals.
Learning Web for k-12 education. Explore water as one of the
topics. Student and Teacher resources are provided.
EPA Explorer's Club provides a link to student and teacher sections.
A direct link to water is on this page (http://www.epa.gov/kids/water.htm)
to National water conditions
(daily/monthly) , water data/use and more.
Basics Home Page
Links to aquifers by rock type. Pictures and detailed information
about each type as well as maps showing where the aquifer type would
publications, fact sheets, maps, posters,
Links to Educational
Resources on water.
Water, Everywhere ThinkQuest Entry includes information on conservation
and other water topics. Shockwave movies were written by students
about various aspects of water. The watercycle
movie is one students might enjoy.
Young People About Water
a Hydrologist - National Water Information Center
Kids page with lots of interesting information including a tour
of a treatment plant in easy to understand terms.
American Hydro Water School - Learn how water affects everyone, everyday of their life.
Find out more about this efficient way to plant and landscape.
The basic principles of xeriscaping.
Water Wise Landscaping and Xeriscape Landscape planning and Xeriscape
Questions from SouthWest Water Management. These are in PDF format.
Water Efficient Landscape Planner
This downloadable program covers the advantages and principles of
water-efficient landscaping, including step-by-step instructions
on how to landscape your yard to conserve water. Available in English
or Spanish. The
Water Efficient Landscape Planner was developed to explain the
advantages and principles of water efficient landscaping. The program
covers the basics of landscape planning and provides guidelines
and suggestions to help users select the most appropriate plants
for their needs. It is intended for use by homeowners who are considering
changes to residential landscaping.