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Water Lesson Plans (9-12)

Keywords: groundwater, water cycle, aquifer; Grade Level: ninth grade; Total Time for Lesson: two 55-minute periods; Setting: classroom

Keywords: watershed, ground water, surface water, buffer strip; Lesson Plan Grade Level: ninth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: one class period; Setting: introductory lesson

Keywords: water cycle, water pollution, sources of water pollution; Lesson Plan Grade Level: ninth through eleventh grade; Total Time Required: two 45-minute periods, not necessarily continuous; Setting: classroom, library/computer lab

Keywords: chemical principles, acid precipitation, social and economic issues; Settings: classroom and school grounds; Total Time for Lesson: four standard (40- to 45-minute) class periods; Grade Levels: ninth through twelfth grade

Keywords: transparent, absorb, universal solvent, solvent, dense, polar, adhesion, cohesive forces; Lesson Plan Grade Level: sixth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 50 minutes; Setting: science classroom

Keywords: water plants, wetlands, hydrology; Grade Level: ninth through twelfth grade; Time Required: 85-minute period (not including follow-up activities)

Keywords: fishery, habitat, biota; Lesson Plan Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade, ecology/natural resource management class; Total Time Required for Lesson: 70-minute block (can be modified to fit different times); Setting: classroom with a whiteboard/chalkboard and/or an overhead projector

Keywords: fishery, habitat, biota, sustainability, values; Lesson Plan Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade, ecology/natural resource management class; Total Time Required for Lesson: 70-minute block (can be modified to fit different times); Setting: classroom with a whiteboard/chalkboard and/or an overhead projector

Keywords: fishery, habitat, biota, sustainability, values, research; Lesson Plan Grade Level: 10-12 Ecology/Natural Resource Management Class; Total Time Required for Lesson: 70-minute block (can be modified to fit different times); Setting: computer lab with Internet access and a library

Keywords: Watershed, Groundwater, Water Table, Topographical Map; Lesson Plan Grade Level: ninth through twelfth grade; Total Time Required: 1 hour in classroom and 45 minutes to 1 hour outside; Setting: introduction and project in classroom, walking over our watershed (outside)

Keywords: watersheds, Pennsylvania watersheds, groundwater, map reading, physical properties of water, water cycle, surface water; Grade Level: ninth through twelfth grade; Total Time for Lesson: four standard class periods; Setting: classroom and computer lab

Keywords: water quality, alkalinity, nitrate, pH, and biotic index; Lesson Plan Grade Level: ninth through twelfth; Total Time Required: one half-day at streams and two class periods; Setting: classroom and a local stream that passes through possible pollution areas such as cow pastures and other agricultural areas (along fields), or sewage treatment plant or urban area

Keywords: pH, acid rain; Setting: classroom; Grade Level: tenth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 48 minutes

Keywords: watershed, topographic map; Lesson Plan Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade, ecology/natural resource management class; Total Time Required for Lesson: part of a 70-minute block (can be modified to fit different times); Setting: classroom

Keywords: watershed, stream order, pH, D.O., nitrate, sulfates, phosphorus, iron, alkalinity, gradient, aquatic, riparian; Lesson Plan Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: visual surveys should take about 20-30 minutes per site including the collection of water samples. samples will take about 60 minutes per site to test, but groups can divide this work up; Setting: six sampling sites on Blockhouse Creek

Keywords: watershed, water cycle, riparian zone, pollution; Lesson Plan Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade, ecology/natural resource management class; Total Time Required for Lesson: 70-minute block (can be modified to fit different times); Setting: classroom

Keywords: water quality, field research, human impact; Total Time Required: two classes in the field/three classes in the classroom; Grade Level: eleventh and twelfth grades

Keywords: Science Inquiry, Theory, Natural Resources; Grade Level: 9-12; Total Time Required: 1-2 Instructional Periods; Setting: Classroom

Keywords: Management, Advocacy, Ecosystems; Grade Level: 9-12; Total Time Required: 1-2 instructional periods; Setting: indoor classroom