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137 resources with the keyterm watershed

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"Conducting a Watershed Snapshot of Blockhouse Creek"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine specific skills in assessing water quality from a holistic approach. They assess the health of a local watershed and identify problems in the local watershed and suggest remediation.
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Through the Eyes of a Water Scientist

For Teachers 7th
Earth science explorers act as hydrologists as they research local issues involving water quality. In this hydrology lesson, 7th graders research a local water quality problem. They test the water quality of a local body of water and...
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How Watersheds Work

For Teachers K - 3rd
What better way to learn about the watershed than to have your kids act it out themselves? This activity gets them moving and thinking as they simulate the Atlantic Ocean (could be adjusted geographically), estuaries, creeks, and rivers....
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Watershed Works: Unit 2

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The second of a three-unit lesson plan, this focuses on how human-made structures affect watersheds. Using watershed models that were built during the first unit, junior geologists now place buildings, dams, or levees into the models and...
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Watershed Works: Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
By constructing a watershed model and identifying watershed features in it, they discover how water erosion changes the landscape. As with most watershed modeling activities, this one is costly in terms of time and materials. It is,...
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Watershed Works: Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Geology whizzes observe the effects of change within a model of a watershed. They place replica waste dumps within the models and note the path that the waste takes as water passes through. This detailed lesson plan provides teacher...
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Earth's Water Sources

For Teachers 5th - 7th
General facts about Earth's water sources, human use, and the water cycle are outlined by this presentation. Slide three has a grammatical error and slide nine refers to the local watershed of the author, so you will need to make a few...
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Conjunction Function

For Teachers 1st - 12th
As part of a unit, this lesson familiarizes youngsters with components of a rain garden. They speculate about the role of an assigned component in contributing to a rain garden, and ultimately, in the health of the local watershed. Each...
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Mapping Watersheds

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Use the a map maker kit to have your class locate the nearest river to where you live. Trace the watershed with a blue marker. Assign each pair of pupils one of the world's largest rivers to map out in the same way. Groups compare the...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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Build a Model Watershed

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Collaborative earth science groups create a working model of a watershed. Once it has been developed, you come along and introduce a change in land use, impacting the quality of water throughout their watershed. Model making is an...
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Rivers & Watersheds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An outstanding presentation of rivers and watersheds awaits your earth scientists! The erosion process created by rivers is addressed. Viewers are introduced to v-shaped valleys, alluvial fans, and watersheds. Several slides are...
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Surface Water/Groundwater

For Students 5th - 8th
Water wizards write short answers and fill in the blanks about Earth's surface water and groundwater. They also identify the condition of the soil in a diagram. Use these two worksheets as a reading comprehension assignment if your...
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Sequence of Events: The Watershed

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Class members simulate a watershed with a painters drop cloth, placing objects underneath to create landscape variation, making "rain" with a watering can, and using red drink mix powder to track the path of precipitation. They observe...
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Mapping Our Community: Salmon and Steelhead Species

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a map to depict the relationship between human actions and salmon populations. They work in teams to research, design and produce a community map that show how industry and development affect salmon habitats.
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Defining Our Watershed

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Learners are introduced to the concept of watershed. They make a simple model of a watershed, practice reading a topographic map, and use a topographic map to identify the boundaries of their local watershed
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Major Rivers

For Teachers 8th
The first page of this PowerPoint gives a sample Junior High test question regarding major rivers in the USA.  The following slides give details and definitions of terms used with regard to streams and watersheds.  There is also a slide...
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Teachers' Guide to Using A Day In the Life of a Drop

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Hydrology hopefuls learn about their local watershed. Through discussion and online interactives, they see that their habits affect the water supply. The lesson concludes with a pledge to filter out bad water usage habits. It makes a...
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Watershed Ways

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students connect the water cycle concept with local fresh water availability and consumption. They identify waterways in their own region. Students define, predict, research, and map local watershed areas. They research the positive...
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Runoff: Intro to Watersheds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are taught that a watershed is, what types of basic land cover are impermeable and permeable to water. They trace the flow of water around their school and around their home. Students determine what watershed their school is a...
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The Willamette River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An informative set of slides inspects the Willamette River. Hydropower dams, agriculture, and the presence of major cities on its banks have led to increased bacteria, temperature, and mercury content as well as skeletal deformities in...
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Stream Quality Assessment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate many of the factors that affect water quality. They take measurements and water samples at a local stream and evaluate the health of their community's watershed. They write a report detailing their findings.
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Activity 2: Disappearing Drainage - the Incredible Shrinking Everglades Watershed

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine drastic changes in Florida Everglades watershed, compare and contrast two watershed maps, discuss effects of addition of agriculture, loss of wetlands, and introduction of Water Conservation Areas, and predict condition...