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Become an amateur meteorologist by building your own weather station and keeping a record of your measurements. Older students can independently follow instructions on how to build five different instruments (barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, weather vane, and compass). Younger students will need adult supervision with hammer and nails. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This is an inquiry activity that, while based on a local area (the San Francisco Bay), could be adapted to the teacher's/student's local area. Students perform an experiment in which they observe how water pollution is absorbed into plants. The site contains a teacher's guide and printable student worksheet. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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Students participating in this lab activity will construct a simulated aquifer in the classroom. The aquifer is constructed from readily available materials, and instructions, data sheets, vocabulary, and diagrams are provided. This simple model is intended for student inquiry into groundwater systems. Students are instructed to try things (within the context of the model), observe what happens, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This is a basic lesson on clouds. Very nice photos of cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds are presented on the page as well as a description of all major cloud types and their associated weather. Two activities are presented. One invites the learner to create a cloud, while the other involves creating a collage of cloud images along with information about the weather associated with each cloud type. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This lesson plan develops the concept of irrigation for elementary school level kids. The lesson plan provides two activities involving role playing. Using the role playing activites and labs, elementary students should acquire the critical thinking skills necessary to draw conclusions about various aspects of irrigation. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lab activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Agricultural science, Soil science
 
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This site presents two lessons that work together to help students understand who and what pollutes our water systems, as well as what may be done to try to clean it up. The activities are interdisciplinary in nature and involve the use of critical thinking and analysis to solve a problem. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Three macroinvertebrate lessons focus on (a) macroinvertebrate surveys, and how a pH change and the introduction of pesticides and fertilizers can affect an aquatic ecosystem, (b) pH and macroinvertebrate populations (do changes in the pH level effect an aquatic ecosystem?), and (c) pesticides and macroinvertebrates (does the introduction of pesticides and fertilizers alter an aquatic ecosystem?. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This document provides activities and ideas for science projects that deal with water supply and quality in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Topics include the use of groundwater (and wells) as a resource, types of groundwater contamination, and information on the aquifers in the Jacksonville area. An activity is provided in which students construct a model aquifer, and suggestions are made for science ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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Temperature changes in surface water may affect the solubility of substances and affect ecosystems by increasing plant growth, which in turn, decreases the amount of dissolved oxygen available for animals. In this activity, students measure and compare the temperature of water in various zones of a river, stream, pond, or lake. A materials list, instructions, discussion questions, and a printable ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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Loaded with activities and interesting water facts, this site provides hands on projects and games for every learning style. It is perfect for grades 2-4, and very easy to navigate. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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