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Water Science for Schools DLESE Reviewed Collection
This United States Geological Survey site focuses on water and its properties. The site contains activities for teachers and students, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where users can give opinions and test their water knowledge. Unique aspects of this site include the sections that contain student work and a picture gallery. There are links to other resources for students, teachers and the general public. A Spanish translation is available.
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
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-005
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:
Contact: H. Perlman
USGS Water Resources