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Users can choose to download or order six posters that depict water-resources topics and are drawn in a cartoon format. Written narrative on the back elaborates on the topic of each poster. They are available in color, or in black-and-white for coloring. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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Water quality is more than meets the eye. Some of its properties are invisible. Teachers using this module will focus on measurable properties of water: mass, volume, and concentration; temperature; dissolved oxygen; pH; and nitrates; and their effects on water quality. Each of these properties is the subject of a lesson plan. The lesson plans include an introduction, lesson objectives, a pre-test, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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A Texas-based task force produced this website as a public outreach and education tool about urban storm water runoff. A kids section provides games, fun facts, illustrations, and frequently asked questions. A public section offers downloadable education brochures on pesticides, fertilizers, storm water quality, and reporting illicit activity. The professional section provides handbooks and guidelines ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - artistic, Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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The materials presented here help make the case for water conservation by residential water users. Users can study conservation tips, suggestions for leak detection and repair, and learn about program services provided by the Portland Water Bureau such as cash incentives for buying water-saving appliances, a request form for ordering conservation devices, and community events and workshops. Though ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site explores the plant and animal communities that exist within an estuary. Specifically, it examines the planktonic, pelagic, benthic and intertidal communities, and focuses on organisms that are characteristic of the community, how scientists investigate these organisms, and why such organisms are important to the biological community of estuaries. Additionally, the site provides specific ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This article from Agriculture21 cites the management practices and policies that will be necessary to avoid water crises in the coming three decades. There are links to information on raising water productivity, improving irrigation technology, and modernizing irrigation management. The text is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Periodical
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Policy issues, Soil science, Technology
 
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Visitors to this site can review Canadian water policy and legislation for both provinces and federal government. Topics include the nature of water, water policy and legislation, water management, water and culture, and links to information and services (a glossary, news articles, and a teachers' corner). A French translation is available. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This information about the Lunar Prospector mission to the Moon discusses the possibility that ice exists on the lunar surface. The article indicates that no native water ice has been found on the moon. If ice has been found, it most likely originated from meteors and meteorites which periodically bombard the lunar surface. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Cryology, Space science
 
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As part of this classroom activity, students will record and graph temperature data to learn about the search for water on Mars. Using models of frozen and ice-free "soils" constructed from readily available materials (a list is provided), they will examine (by periodically measuring temperature and graphing the results) how the ice content of the Martian soil affects the rate at which a warm probe ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Cryology, Hydrology, Space science
 
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This Internet-based collaborative project will allow students to share information about water usage with other students from around the country and the world. Based on data collected by their household members and their classmates, students will determine the average amount of water used by one person in a day. They will compare this to the average amount of water used per person per day in other ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Project, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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