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Treatment Plants

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and...
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Role of Plants in Water Filtration

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Investigate the amazing ability of plants to filter contaminants from water with this series of in-class demonstrations. After placing six small, potted plants in plastic cups, different solutions and mixtures are poured into them that...
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Building an Model Aquifer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With almost half of Americans relying on groundwater supplies, it is more important than ever to protect aquifers from possible contaminants. Working in small groups, young environmentalists explore this problem as they create an aquifer...
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Non-Point Source Pollution

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Investigate the different types of pollution that storm drain runoff carries into oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams with this class demonstration. Using an aquarium and an assortment of everyday items that contaminants like motor oil,...
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Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
This easy-to-perform demonstration shows students how the water cycle, specifically the processes of condensation and evaporation, purifies Earth's water supply. Just mix up some water, dirt, and gravel in a glass bowl, place a cup in...
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A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Intended as a follow up to the Protecting Your Drinking Water activity, young environmentalists use their assessment of the a hypothetical town's water supply to debate the installation of underground chemical storage tanks. With the...
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Protecting Your Drinking Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Having a clean, reliable source of drinking water is essential for any community, but in many cases this is easier said than done. Engage young environmentalists in exploring the five factors affecting vulnerability of a groundwater...
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Aquifer in a Cup

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Young scientists create their very own aquifers in this science lesson on ground water. After learning about how some people get their drinking water from underground wells, young learners use sand, modeling clay, and aquarium rocks to...
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Revised: Adventures in Earth Day: Why Do We Care About Our Environment? - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To describe the ecological and aesthetic importance of the Potomac River, Middle schoolers name the ways in which the river's values are jeopardized and explain the purpose of Earth Day. They write a response to a newspaper article in a...
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The Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the issues that influence our environment and research ways to decrease the negative impact that humans have on the environment. Misconceptions about environmental issues are addressed in this instructional activity.
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Arsenic and Lead Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Health wizards read and discuss an article about lead contamination then come up with a plan to help solve the problem. They get into groups to develop a community solution within the parameters of a budget, feasibility, and the source...
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Killer Wrapper

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine the importance of food safety and the impact it has on their lives.  In this health lesson students complete an oral report on food poisoning and design a low cost "safe" packing material for bread.
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Contaminated Drinking Water

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students predict, experiment, and draw conclusions about the safety of drinking water. In this ecology lesson plan, students participate in an experiment to determine if they can taste or see contamination in drinking water. Data is...
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Estuary and Watershed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the San Francisco Bay Estuarine Research Reserve and watershed. In this estuary and watershed lesson plan, students complete 4 activities to better understand estuarine systems. They include studying the San...
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Challenges of Sampling

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this sampling worksheet, students try different sampling methods to determine which is the best for determining contamination on a substance. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
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Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students role-play expert witnesses in a mock trial dealing with contamination of groundwater. They prepare for the role-play by studying the movement of groundwater and the transport of contaminants through computations, map exercises...
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MICROBES 1: WHAT'S BUGGIN YOU?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use existing knowledge of microbes, focusing on the relationship between microorganisms and foodborne illness, as well as the implications that foodborne illness has on human health.
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Where's the Point?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine runoff for the causes, the impact, and the solution.  In this investigative lesson students construct a three dimensional model of a watershed and provide information of contaminated runoff to their audience. 
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Lesson 1: Bacteria on the Run

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss bacteria. For this bacteria lesson, students see how bacteria in foods can cause illness and how to keep yourself safe. This lesson contains five activities and pre and post tests. 
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Contaminated Drinking Water

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate drinking water. In this water lesson plan, students discover if the water we drink is safe by participating in an experiment. Students use water and vinegar to observe how drinking water can be contaminated.
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Word Search and Define – Lesson 2

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health learning exercise, middle schoolers identify and locate eight vocabulary terms in the puzzle and then, they fill-in the blanks to the correct description of each.
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Playing in mud puddles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the effects of rainfall on different surfaces and discuss water pollution. They review the water cycle and the uses of water in daily lifestyles. Students discuss the effects of soil run off in streams and rivers.
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Storm Drain Dumping

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students conduct an experiment to show how water gets contaminated through neighborhood runoffs.
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Porosity And Permeability

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students participate in an exercise/experiment designed to show how environmental pollution can affect the quality of drinking water.