ALL ABOUT WATER AND POLLUTION


For Kids and Teachers

The everygreen project : Fresh water ecosystem
You'll find a wide variety of animal life in or around fresh water ecosystems...aquatic birds... amphiphians..mammals and of course, a wide variety of fish.

USGS : Water Science for schools
Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water. Good site with lots of illustration. Easy to understand.

Ocean Pollution
Sources of ocean pollution

EPA : Water pollution solutions
Has factsheets and educational resources. More detailed. Why is there still water that's too dirty for swimming, fishing or drinking? Why are native species of plants and animals disappearing from many rivers, lakes, and coastal waters?

Ocean Pollution
Ocean Pollution is a problem that directly affects ocean organisms and the natural balance. It indirectly affects human health and resources.

EPA : 15 things you can do to make a difference I your watershed

Illinois environmental protection agency
Includes land, water and air pollution

Envirofun just for kids
Captain Earthworm, Captain Redbird and Captain Bluegill will show you how you can protect earth's air, land and water

Learning to be waterwise
Good information with illustrations.

Ground water and drinking water : Kids' Stuff
great games and activities that will help you learn about drinking water. Good site.

Explorer's club for kids
Explore the different water ecosystems and learn about the plants, animals that make water their home. There's more to this. Find out about you and your environent. Good site.

EPA Student Center
Is the environment a mystery to you? You probably know a lot more than you think! This page will provide you with background information on a wide variety of environmental issues. Lots of activities and projects. Good site.

BEES : Curriculum Enhancers - Water
A wealth of information on water plus lots of activities.

The Groundwater Foundation
We make learning about groundwater fun and understandable. Elementary - High School.

Cadillac Desert : Water and the transformation of nature
Cadillac Desert is a four-part documentary series about water, money, politics, and the transformation of nature.

Water pollution
by Mark Bennett for the Database for Use in Schools project

EPA : Water drops (Science fun for kids)
A collection of fun facts, games, and projects for kids to learn about our water environment. Each issue will have a different theme, although all material will relate to the science of water pollution and clean water.

Water : A Classroom Theme
by Snaith Primary School. Very interesting site. Lots of pictures to see.

Storm water pollution prevention

Water pollution plan
Talks about causes, damages and solutions

Colorado water protection project

Water Pollution By, Steve & Chris
Environmental Projects Mr. Palzet's Sixth Grade Class

Environews by topic : Water pollution
Read about all the water pollution problems in the world. Interesting site.

Water pollution and conservation
This index provides articles and information that describe the environmental issues that affect the planet's water supply. Many environmental, ecology, conservation and nature organizations are referenced.

Acid mine drainage
Mining and water pollution issues in BC

Oil Spills A Fact Sheet
They can build up in the food chain to lethal levels, and destroy or disrupt and area's ecosystem.

Marine Pollution One
Navigate through the causes, effects, and responses to oil pollution, toxic contaminants, marine debris, and ocean mining and dumping.

Water power
Find out what water can do for us.

Turning to Hydropower
Find out how water power works.

FOR TEACHERS

Illinois environmental protection agency : Kids and environmental education
Why is protecting the environment important? Explaining some of the many reasons is one of the activities of the Illinois EPA. Includes educator's tools, lesson plans and more and fun for kids.

Water pollution by David A. Gillam, Susitna Elementary, Anchorage, AK
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: 1. Identify 2 or more pollutants in a bog, marsh, stream or other wetland area. 2. Relate a pollution prevention message through words and art. 3. Understand that some pollutants can not be seen.

PDE : Curriculum and classroom activities
Lesson plans on environment. Request free copies of Watershed Education packet from PDE

EPA : Ground water and drinking water Experiments
Lots of experiments and lesson plans

EPA : Environmental Education Center
Need activity ideas for your unit on water quality? Interested in teaching pollution prevention concepts? On this page, you will find curricula and activities on a variety of environmental topics. Explore these links and find creative ways to teach your students about the environment.

Waterwise
Check out this site for classroom resources and activities. Earn a graduate credit.

The Water Cycle by Vilia Natchez
GRADE LEVEL: 2, 3, 4. OBJECTIVE(s): Students will be able to: Explain how the water cycle recycles the earth's water supply. Make use of the knowledge of landforms learned in social studies. Form a hypothesis on how/why the water cycle works. Use language arts skills of writing and drawing to explain how the cycle works.

Transpiration by Marty Stallings
GRADE LEVEL: 5, 6, 7, 8 . OBJECTIVES: To explain the functioning and the major components of hydrologic cycle. To demonstrate how transpiration rates can be experimentally manipulated. To increase the students' awareness of how important all components of an ecosystem are in the proper maintenance of our atmosphere.

BEES : Classroom applications
How can I make my program multidisciplinary?

Rivercutters 4: Pollution
Lesson Plan + Handout + Teacher's Comments Age Range: 4th - 9th grade. Objectives: Science Processes, Earth Science, STS

A Fish Story
Lesson Plan + Story. Age Range: 4th - 8th grade. Objectives: Life Science

Water Quality Lesson Plans
Lots of related lesson plans here. Good site.


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