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Curriculum Materials: Hands-On Activities from The Water Sourcebook DLESE Reviewed Collection
These curriculum materials are from The Water Sourcebook series, a popular set of hands-on water environment activities. The activities, arranged by grade level, range from construction of a big book about water in the life of a fish for younger students to the exploration of the physics of artesian flow for older learners. Topics include the water cycle, conservation, consumption, contamination, treatment, landfills, rivers, flow dynamics, and detecting radon. Correlations to other subject areas are indicated. Several of the activities are available in Spanish. There are also links to information and a poster about careers in the water environment field.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lab activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2006, Water Environment Federation.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-007
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Water Environment Federation