We found 206 reviewed resources for fresh water sources
Where We Get Our Fresh Water
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
This fresh resource explores the world's fresh water: where it can be found, and how humans use it. You might be surprised at the variety of domestic uses! Short, but sweet, this feature can be followed by a class discussion using the...
Fresh Water Scarcity: An Introduction to the Problem
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Freshwater is not as plentiful as one might think! Explore how limited this fundamental resource is, how it is being used, and how shortages can be addressed. When you are teaching upper-elementary or middle school earth scientists about...
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
17 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
Discover Water—The Role of Water in Our Lives
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Make a splash with this series of engaging interactives that teach all about one of the most important substances on Earth: water. From oceans to bodies of freshwater, these fun resources investigate the water cycle and the important role water plays in the lives of people around the world.
The Role of Water in the Generation of Electricity
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Not only do we need to drink water to survive, it has become increasingly important to us in its ability to help generate electricity. In some cases, it is renewable, and in others, it is not. Middle schoolers scrutinize a scenario by...
Living Organisms as Indicators of Pollutants in Fresh Water Ecosystems
9th - 10th
Young scholars observe the effects of pollution on living organisms. In this pollution lesson plan, students observe fresh water Hydra and look at their structures and movement. They place samples of pond and lake water on the Hydra and...
Unit 1: Water is Life: The Heart and Science Behind this Phrase
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Water, water, everywhere — but will there be enough to drink? Check out these detailed lesson plans to meet NGSS water cycle and CCSS literacy standards in your science classroom. Learners do a close reading of a challenging, poetic text...
Changing Planet: The Warming of Our Large Lakes - Reasons for Concern
7th - 10th
Another A+ instructional activity on the impact of climate change comes to you from the National Earth Science Teachers Association. In this installment, learners model the stratification of water in lakes due to temperature differences....