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Water Science for Schools: Water Use in the United States DLESE Reviewed Collection
This portal provides information on how we use water on an everyday basis. Users can choose from some general water-use topics on the left side of the graphic, or from the categories of water use on the right side. A text menu of the topics is provided below the graphic. Topics include groundwater, surface water, domestic versus commercial consumption, irrigation and livestock, and industrial uses.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-131
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Personal health
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Risks and benefits
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Water Science for Schools'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Water Science for Schools
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Howard Perlman
Water Science for Schools
United States Geological Survey (USGS)