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  • NCES.EEn.2.4.1 - Evaluate human influences on freshwater availability.
Addressing Short- and Long-Term Risks to Water Supply
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In 2012, water managers in Fredericktown, Missouri, saw their city's main source of water dwindle. They used the EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities program to consider options and develop plans to protect their water source.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment
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Students will explore how human population growth, air pollution, agriculture, mining, water use, and other human activities have impacted the environment and the mark they will leave in the fossil record.

Subject:
Biology
Earth Science
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Aquifer in a Cup
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Students willl create and review the parts and purposes of an aquifer.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kathy Bosiak
Date Added:
11/28/2019
Become a Water Quality Analyst
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In this lesson, students take on the role of a quality analyst from a small independent quality control firm that checks results to ensure that they meet the requirements of the UK Environment Agency. The test involves adding an acidic solution of iron(III) chloride to the water sample and measuring the concentration of thiocyanate photometrically by measuring the absorbance due to the iron(III) thiocyanate complex.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
05/15/2018
Boosting Ecosystem Resilience in the Southwest's Sky Islands
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Conservation organizations teamed up to document the climate vulnerability of mountain springs that support unique ecosystems. Now, the Alliance they formed facilitates restoration work to enhance habitats and improve resiliency.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Build your own watershed
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This experiment illustrates the basic properties of a watershed: how water flows from higher elevations to lower elevations, and how watersheds are interconnected. The students will understand how the placement of buildings, roads, and parking lots can be important to watershed runoff, and how careless use and disposal of harmful contaminants can have a serious effect on downstream watershed denizens.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kathy Bosiak
Date Added:
11/28/2019
CCS CS - Unraveling Water Dynamics: Inquiry and Statistical Analysis
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Students will be able to:ASK questions that arise from careful observation of phenomena, or unexpected results, to clarify and/or seek additional information.ASK questions that arise from examining models or a theory, to clarify and/or seek additional information and relationships.ASK questions to determine relationships, including quantitative relationships, between independent and dependent variables.

Subject:
Computer Science
Earth Science
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
CARMEN MONEY
STEFANIA BRISCIESE VIANO
Date Added:
05/24/2024
Climate Outlooks Help Water Supply Planning
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When water utility personnel recognized their groundwater withdrawals were damaging ecosystems in the Tampa Bay area, they found new ways to reduce their dependence on it.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Climate stressors and impacts
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Anticipating increasing demand as well as changes in the timing and amount of future water supply, state agencies and researchers are gathering information to help decision makers plan for Colorado's water future.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Dead Zones
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Explore water pollution and its impact on ocean life in aquatic dead zones.

GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
GRACE Project
Date Added:
12/27/2016
Down to the Last Drop
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Explore the impact of human activities on water resources.

GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
GRACE Project
Date Added:
12/27/2016
Ecosystems and Water Health in North Carolina
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Students will be completing a tic-tac-toe summary assignment as a formal assessment on the ecosystems found in North Carolina and how water quality effects those ecosystems.

Subject:
Earth Science
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
KELLY MAXSON
Date Added:
11/04/2019
Exploring Adaptation Options for Water Infrastructure at Sea Level
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In Massachusetts, Manchester-by-the-Sea's wastewater treatment plant is located right on the coast. The town's water utility is working with the EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities program to consider its adaptation options.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
From Farms to Phytoplankton
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In this lesson, students participate in a kinesthetic simulation to illustrate how nutrient pollution from agricultural runoff can lead to a dead zone at the mouth of a drainage basin.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Date Added:
03/08/2017
Home Water Use
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Students will learn about water use and conservation in the industrialized world through a variety of resources. They will also calculate water usage and water waste through drips and leaks.

Subject:
Earth Science
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
Author:
Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
Date Added:
02/26/2019