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50 resources with the concept water treatment

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Operation Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Safe Drinking Water Foundation created a set of water pollution lesson plans to teach class members about water pollution issues. Through a variety of hands-on activities, young environmentalists discover clean water practices and...
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Washington’s Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's easy to forget about something as simple as water, a substance that is easily available to many in the world. However, understanding water management and the importance of a renewable resource system becomes clear in an informative,...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Water Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How important is water quality where you live? The first module in a six-unit series includes four lessons on water quality. By applying the concept directly to the lives of pupils, they engage in meaningful learning. They read about...
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Introduction to Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
What are the issues surrounding water quality? Viewers of this short presentation gain information about the importance of clean water, the lack of fresh water, water contamination, and ways that engineers treat water. 
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How Water Pollution Is Cleaned Up

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
As a follow-up from the previous instructional activity, young environmentalists discuss the benefits of water filtration and whether or not it's the best option. Other alternatives including air stripping, bioremediation, and...
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Ask an Engineer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
A wrap-up to the unit, young environmentalists discuss and write about the difference in perspectives of a water keeper and water treatment engineer. 
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Water Quality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you prevent the spread of water-borne illness in large public swimming areas? Scholars discover the challenges to identifying safe water through an inquiry experiment. They then produce posters sharing their understanding of water...
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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – The Importance of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Water is essential for life—and understanding the importance of clean drinking water is essential in understanding sustainability! Show your environmental science class the basics of water testing and treatment through a week-long...
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How are Pathogens Spread and Controlled?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can we stop the tiny terrors that cause illness? Junior epidemiologists examine the methods used to control the spread of pathogens with a video from from a biology playlist. The narrator describes the benefits of hygiene,...
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When Is Water Safe to Drink?

For Students 6th - 12th
How safe is the drinking water you have access to? Colors, smells, and other factors may lead you to finding out if your water is safe. Watch a video that explains the ways water becomes filtered and ways to know when water is contaminated.
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How Sewage Treatment Works - Water Treatment

For Students 9th - 12th
To flush or not to flush ... that is the question. Is the wastewater treatment program in most towns and cities really the most efficient way to deal with waste? The fourth installment in a series of seven videos about the world's water...
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Grow Your Own Algae!

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Develop a model of a wastewater treatment center. The last activity of the unit has pupils mix a lake water sample into a tank of water containing fertilizers. Over time, the algae from the lake water grows and removes the nutrient-rich...
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Water Pollution Demonstration

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Water pollution is everywhere, and pollutants range from oil to fertilizers. Bring the concept to life by demonstrating the difficulties in getting particular pollutants out of water.
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Explore Watersheds

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes a watershed? What are the natural and human features of a watershed? How do human features affect watersheds? Where can I find my local watershed? These questions are thoroughly explained in an informative watershed interactive.
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The Case of the Wacky Water Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Join the tree house detectives in learning about the processes of the water cycle, water conservation, water treatment, and water as a limited resource.
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I Want to Be an Engineer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Environmentalists turn into engineers! Your class explores the perspectives of an engineer and water keeper, including the necessary steps that are taken in order to build a water treatment facility.
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Section Two: Why is Biodiversity Important?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore soil, genetic traits, natural resources, and pollution in a series of lessons that focus on biodiversity. Kids complete experiments to learn more about the importance of varied genes and organisms in an ecosystem.
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Cleaning Water

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Give young scientists a new appreciation of fresh, clean drinking water. After learning about the ways astronauts recycle their air and water, your class will work in small groups creating and testing their very own water filtration...
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Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Make a splash with young scientists as you teach them all about water using this activity packet. Thirstin, a cartoon glass of water, walks children through the water treatment process, teaches them about different sources of water, and...
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WATER You Doing to Help?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Auntie Litter is here to educate young scholars about water pollution and environmental stewardship! Although the 15-minute video clip is cheesy, it's an engaging look at the water cycle and conservation. Learners start by illustrating...
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Designing a Water Treatment Plant

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How does dirty water get clean enough to drink? After viewing a PowerPoint that outlines the process water goes through at a water treatment plant, groups work together to design a chlorination chamber for a treatment plant.
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Recycled Water: A Smart Way to Reuse Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Learn about wastewater and recycled water with a science reading activity. After learners finish a two-page passage about conserving the water supply, they answer six comprehension questions about what they have read.
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Bacteria in Drinking Water And Water Purification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils explore how sewer systems can contribute to water pollution and perform an experiment to see how well a water purification technique can protect against water-born microbial illnesses. They compare the bacterial growth from...
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You Are What You Drink!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars explore water treatment systems. In this water conservation ecology lesson plan, students identify and explain several processes used for water treatment and define related vocabulary after listening to content information...
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Water Pollution

For Students 7th - 10th
Examine water pollution and legislation through this reading comprehension worksheet, intended to correspond with a specific text but valuable even without it. Learners read 10 sentences, unscrambling the bold word to complete each (i.e....
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Water Purification with Nanotechnology

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
These small particles have a huge job. A poster shows future engineers an application of nanotechnology. It describes how nano silver particles are embedded into plastic water barrels to help kill E. coli bacteria.
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Nanotechnology: A World of New Possibilities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Good things come in small packages. A four-lesson unit plan provides educators with a framework for teaching about nanotechnology. The lesson looks at how nanotechnology relates to water purification, cancer treatment, solar energy, and...
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Testing Water for Nitrate

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow much is too much nitrate in the water? Young scientists discuss the question after they run their own nitrate tests. They also consider sources of nitrates and offer explanations for the levels.
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Things That Matter to Flocculants

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How does the dirt get out of your drinking water? A hands-on activity introduces the use of flocculants to help clear solid particles out of water. The plan walks learners through the process of setting up an experiment that controls the...
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Think Before You Drink

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the different water issues facing society today. In this environmental science instructional activity, students research about water treatment methods. They brainstorm ways to conserve water.
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Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the different stages in the water cycle. For this environmental science lesson, students research about different water pollutants in watershed. They describe ways to purify water.
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A Study of Your Domestic Water Supply

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a diagram that traces the path of a raindrop from its source into the water supply for their house and back to the environment. They also diagram the processes that occur in a sewage treatment and water treatment plant.
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Aboriginal Use of Raw Materials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What's the difference between base metals and precious metals? Experimenting with natural metals is an interesting way for kids to learn about the world around them. Use a resource that contains over 30 pages of worksheets and...
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2012 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Sometimes solving one problem leads to another. Scholars respond to questions about fracking to harvest natural gas and other environmental related topics. The resource provides items released from the 2012 AP® Environmental Science exam...
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How Do We Clean Polluted Water?

For Teachers 8th
How do we clean up oil spills and other pollutants in the water? Explore water treatment strategies with a set of environmental science experiments. Groups remove oil from water, work with wastewater treatment, and perform a water...
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Water Alchemy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading "Aquatic Alchemy," an article about recapturing water for reuse when in space, your class will use calcium hydroxide or hydrated lime to purify cloudy water. Geared toward high school chemistry or environmental science...
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Mock-Muck

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students purify water samples using various techniques. In this water treatment instructional activity, students complete a variety of activities to learn about the process. A data chart is included for recording results. A crossword...
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The Magic School Bus Wet All Over

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners observe the water cycle and experiment with cleaning water. In this hands-on hydrology activity based on a Magic School Bus book, students conduct two experiments to see the how water moves through the water cycle and then they...
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Environment: Methane Sources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover how human activity is increasing the release of methane gas into the atmosphere. Woring in groups, they visit the Eduzone Website and complete worksheets. Students identify the natural and human causes of methane gas.
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What the Romans Did for Us.

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What things can we attribute to the ancient Romans? Check out each of these images to find out. There are 26 slides, each containing a single image of Roman legacy that can still be seen today. Architecture, art, libraries, cats, and...
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Sewage Matrix and Field Experience

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students visit a sewage treatment plant and use an exercise to identify the effects of given sewage components on humans and the environment when sewage treatment is bypassed or fails. They read the provided "sewage matrix" worksheet and...
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Sewage Spill into Biscayne Bay

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students use a hypothetical case study to learn about environmental health issues associated with water, recreational water, and sewage. They use an inquiry-based learning module to generate questions, draft a research plan, and generate...
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Water and Sewage Critical reading

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students read three articles with different points of view on the water and sanitation issues in the Florida Keys. They identify the facts and opinions in each article and write a summary. In addition, they write an essay expressing...
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Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a water filter according to given criteria. I this chemistry lesson, students evaluate the importance of water in their lives. They develop a book or brochure on the water treatment process.
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Domestic Water Supply Case Study

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers follow the cycle of a raindrop from its source into the water supply for their houses and then back to the environment. They draw and, properly label and explain a diagram of a water treatment plant and a sewage treatment...
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Clean Water -- Life Depends on It!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students examine water quality, water pollution, and water treatment, and how they are all interrelated. In this unit on clean water, students complete 21 interdisciplinary activities on water quality, water pollution, and water treatment.
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Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students go on a field trip to the Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant and learn about sewage, waste, and pollution. In this treatment plant lesson plan, students also complete collection samples of quadrats.
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Water

For Students 7th - 8th
For this water worksheet, students read an excerpt about the effects of pollution on the life cycle of a lake. Then they describe how lakes are affected by the pollution. Students also define why pollution has become such a problem for...
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Introduction and Demonstration of Water Treatment Methods and Simple Water Test Procedure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students describe the need for water treatment. They list the types of water treatment and when they are used. They make observations, collect and analyze data and make conclusions.
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Pollution Solutions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in a hands-on activity to determine how water is polluted and investigate steps in how to treat water. Students try to produce the cleanest water possible using the materials provided.