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are welcome to use these ideas in your classroom, within your science
department, within your school district, or to distribute to any
teacher who may find these lessons useful.I only ask
1. You cannot sell these lessons or make a profit on them in any way.
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original is to be used.
4. Do not claim these lessons as your own work.
NOTE: This disclaimer is modeled after a couple of my favorite
Science Spot and Middle School Science.
Water Education for Teachers
A wonderful resource.
Unfortunately, only available in the U.S. and Canada through
participating in a workshop. May be purchased if you live and teach
outside the U.S. and Canada. Ask around your school district! Maybe
someone has it! Or consider taking the workshop. Contains wonderful
simulations and labs. Love the diagrams! A wealth of information!!! Click
Based on the Heath
Covers the basic "water" concepts. Click
I don't put much store in Study Guides anymore. Much wiser to use a
more active approach, such as a Cut-and-Paste Fact Sheet. Much more
student involvement and learning!
This is a very
simple lab. Needs
be set up the day before. Also students should be very careful moving
it the second day or you lose the water under the rock! Click
should be able to
identify more than just the three basic parts (evaporation,
condensation, precipitation). They should also be able to identify
transpiration, runoff, groundwater flow, infiltration. All of my
worksheets are commercially made. Click
here for an example of one
prepared by Enchanted Learning.
I love this lab!My
students are always
positively entranced! Uses different salinities of water dropped into
tap water (0% salinity), and vice versa. Different colors are used, for
example you would drop green very salty into plain tap water. Teaches
the concept that the saltier, the denser. Different versions of this
lab are all over the "Science Teacher Internet." Click
for my version.
This is a very
simple lab that
helps students understand what a water table REALLY
means! Click here.
The poisoning of
groundwater is a big issue in our state. I wrote this lab to address
several issues related to keeping our groundwater safe. Click
for the lab. Makes quite an impression on the
students, especially the issue of injection wells!
This is a
simpler version of the
above groundwater lab. It uses a piece of bread, but still gets the
objective taught in a fun, hands-on way! Click