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216 resources with the concept watersheds

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Where are the Watersheds in San Francisco?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners create a mental map of San Francisco. They compare it with actual topographical maps of the city. Then they label various locations on the San Francisco Hillshade map and locate watershed boundaries.
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Watershed Web Search

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use the internet to research a watershed in their local community. Using various websites, they discover how the local watershed connects the people to the fish living in the water. In groups, they create a pamphlet that...
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Don't Water....Shed A Tear#145

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the definition and attributes of tributaries and watersheds. They design a landscape which includes a mountain, a river, a lake and other appropriate items. They observe as the teacher pours water through the landscape...
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats -- Journey of a Drop of Water Through a Watershed

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discuss pollution and the steps in the hydrologic cycle. They follow a drop of water through a watershed simulation. They discover the components of a water cleaning system as well.
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What is an Estuary?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define the terms estuary and watershed. They conduct an experiment to determine the density differences between fresh and saltwater. They examine the salinity distribution of the Peconic Bay Estuary.
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Watershed Awareness

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the relationship between upstream influences in their watershed and the watershed's estuary. They apply the scientific process to test a hypothesis while examining the impact of upland activities on estuaries.
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Getting the Local Scoop

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice interviewing professionals in their area about their careers at a local watershed. They identify at least three careers that depend on the watershed and discuss its history. They write a composition to end the...
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Storage, Use, Pollution,& Clean Up of Water

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students synthesize water resource educational posters into class presentations based on the poster's theme. Working in groups, they make presentations on wastewater, water uses, watersheds, groundwater, wetlands,water quality, and...
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Watershed Island

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students make a clay model and a geographic map of a watershed. They talk about the differences between the two representations and the potential human threats to watersheds.
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Karst Topography

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students observe a movie about karst topography over the Internet and note nonpoint source pollution. They discuss ways to manage pollution and their experiences with any polltion sources.
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Identification of a Watershed

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars identify the major characteristics of a watershed. They discover the purposes, inhabitants, and things that endanger watershed while making a model.
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Watershed Components

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the components of a watershed. They view overheads, discuss the hydrologic cycle, and observe a demonstration of a soil erosion box.
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Earthworks

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore watersheds and take samples and analyze the data from a watershed in the area.
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Teaching about Rain Storms, Land Use, and Lake Turbidity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils investigate the impacts of major rainfall and subsequent runoff on turbidity in lakes. They, in groups, develop a presentation of their research and/or write a paper summarizing their investigation.
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What is a Watershed, Anyway?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students constrct a watershed and write about their observations. Students use maps to locate their area in relation to the watershed and inquire about what is applied to the ground above.
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Rain Drops Keep Falin' On My Drainage Basin

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars compile information about rainfall, lake elevations and releases of water from Tuttle Creek reservoir into maps, graphs and charts.
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Watershed Testing with Vernier Probes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers define a watershed, conductivity, pH, and dissolved oxygen. They identify, correlate, and predict trends and factors shaping a watershed. They analyze the data from the probes and graphs to determine water quality from...
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Exploring Our Watershed System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how watershed systems are made up, and visit the Susquehanna watershed system and map out the system. They evaluate the order of watercourses in their area.
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Drink It Up???

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research and record facts about well, lake, and tap water. They increase their computer skills for research, creating a spreadsheet, and word processing.
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Land Use and Nitrogen

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students consider the effects of development on water quality. They test nitrogen levels in waters before and after development, investigate wastewater treatment options and research best management practices to reduce nitrogen loads.
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Junior Engineering Surface Water

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students experience the effects of pollution and erosion on a model of a watershed and explore ways to change the outcome.
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Away with Waste!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students read and analyze the story Away on the Bay as a springboard to discuss water pollution. They may look into ways in which water can be cleaned and a watershed restored.
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A Living Watershed

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students, through this series of lessons, use local resources, speakers, print and video materials, as well as standard text materials to study the ecosystem of the local watershed.
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Waterbasins and Watersheds

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students define water basins and watersheds, then delineate the boundaries of their local water basin/shed using maps.