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Water Science for Schools DLESE Reviewed Collection
Excellent teaching resource from U.S.G.S on water, from basic properties to water quality, inventory of world water sources, how to measure streamflow, components of water use patterns, human impacts, offers a quiz in the interactive Activity Center. Site also available in Spanish, interactive diagram with details of water cycle is available in 50 languages. Provides map and data libraries on who uses water and what for purposes, glossary, question and answer page, pictures and related links.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1020
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)