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Modeling Your Water Balance DLESE Reviewed Collection
The purpose of this resource is to model a soil's water storage over a year. Students will model the changes in soil water storage over a year.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
Subject:
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Netscape browser
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
For science/educational use consistent with the methodologies of the GLOBE Program.
DLESE Catalog ID: GLOBE-364
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Form and function
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Form and function
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Structure and properties of matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Geochemical cycles
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
      • How physical systems affect human systems
      • The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
The GLOBE Program
http://www.globe.gov/