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Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Soil scientists often examine soils and record soil data outside. Soil is not just topsoil; it includes other horizons (soil layers) underneath the topsoil. So soil scientists use shovels or soil augers to get samples of many soil horizons. They record soil colors, textures, and types of living...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
2018, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Soils are one of our most important natural resources -- just think of where all the food you eat comes from. They also are important for the beauty the many soil colors add to our landscapes. Most of us overlook this natural beauty because we see it every day. Often these colors blend with...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
CUAHSI
Students will graph and analyze water quality data as they investigate the cause of an actual point source contamination incident. The students will use the web-based computer application HydroClient to access data from the Shale Network. The Shale Network is a project which helps scientists and...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
Water managers balance water needs with water availability. In this activity designed for 10th-12th graders, students work through water budgeting calculations and allocate land and water, simulating some of the issues water managers solve as they regulate complex systems of water storage, delivery...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
Snow water equivalent (SWE) is the depth of liquid water in a known volume of snow if it were to be melted. In this activity designed for 6th-12th graders, students will use measurement tools and mathematics to determine the volume of water contained in snow of a certain density. Students will be...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
This activity, designed for 4th-12th graders, asks students to explore the concepts of watersheds, catchment basins, and water resources. Through this fun, hands-on activity students will learn basic stream features and flow properties, while understanding the sources of water.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
Students will take a journey as a water molecule moving throughout the tree’s water cycle. Students will learn the main parts of the water cycle in and around a tree and become familiar with proportions of water in each part of the cycle.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scholastic
When students are hands-on with groundwater models they can explore the components of the groundwater systems and test their ideas about how the system works. This guide provides easy to follow instructions for constructing am aquifer model from easy to access common household materials.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
InTeGrate
Students answer systems-focused questions about the water cycle, then complete calculations of relative humidity and dewpoints. Students plot the trajectory of air through the Hadley cycle.
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
InTeGrate
Students read three case studies on urban water models then respond to formative assessment questions, before investigating indirect water use in manufacturing products they use. Then, students calculate water use for towns, cities and compare to reservoirs by analyzing map data for water...
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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