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1,535 reviewed resources for water quality

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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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Discover Water—The Role of Water in Our Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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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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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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Making Connections with Water Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's in your water? And, why is water quality so important? Enhance your class's level of water appreciation through a lesson that demonstrates the necessity of water quality. Environmental enthusiasts explore the EPA's Clean Water...
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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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Restoring and Protecting Chesapeake Bay and River Water Quality

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A professional and comprehensive presentation on Chesapeake Bay water quality is in store for your ecology class. If you live in the Chesapeake Bay region and want to get learners involved in conservation efforts, this slide show will do...
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Water Quality Indicators

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
When environmental studies classes are preparing to sample water for quality, they need to know what factors to test. This collection of slides explains different water quality indicators and why each is important. Viewers will be able...
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Water in Earth's Hydrosphere

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Environmentalists test stream water for temperature, pH, and turbidity. Each group shares their information and then the class makes an overall evaluation of the water quality. A slide show sets the backdrop for the teaching portion and...
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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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What Is in the Water?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compare bottled water qualities to water found naturally in a pond habitat. They research their state's laws/regulations in regard to bottled water and study the advertising, cost, and quality of brands of bottled water. They...
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Bacteria in Drinking Water And Water Purification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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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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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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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Filtration Investigation

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This instructional activity would be effective in your...
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Cleaning Water

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
From their sweat to the water vapor in their breath, astronauts recycle every possible drop of water while in space. After watching a short video describing the different ways materials are recycled and reused in space shuttles, young...
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Water Quality: Water Filtration

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students build a water filtration system. In this water quality lesson, students work in groups to construct water filtration units that can purify contaminated water. This lesson is part of a larger unit on water quality.
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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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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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Determination of Phosphorus Content in River Water

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Divide your chemistry or environmental science class into two groups. Each group tests water samples from a river for the concentration of phosphorus using a different method. With chemists, you can use this activity as they learn to use...
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Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream Health

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...
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Maintaining Safe Water: Whose Job Is It?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How does water laugh? HOH HOH HOH! After a discussion of water quality, stewardship, and the environment, scholars decide who is responsible for keeping water clean. Then, they design a pamphlet or poster to help educate the...
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Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality Using Data in the Classroom

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Atlantic sturgeon live in salt water, but travel to estuaries to spawn in fresh water. These endangered fish struggle to reproduce as the estuaries suffer from environmental damage. Scholars view the data related to estuary water quality...
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Water Chemistry and Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A very neat and very blue slide show details signs of water quality and the main causes of ocean pollution. Each slide is a bucket full of information displayed in bullet points. You won't find many pictures, but you will find plenty...

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