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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.