RFG 2018 Conference

water resources

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Water Resources and Your Community Activity 5

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to construct and analyze a physical model of the movement of pollutants in ground water and determine how the pumping of water from wells influences this movement; Measure the level of nitrates in a stream within your community; Conduct a mathematical analysis (case study) of pollution of surface waters by road salt based upon a map, quantitative data, and initial assumptions; Identify and describe ways that human activity affects surface water and ground water quality in your community.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Water Resources and Your Community Activity 4

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to construct a water budget of your community from data sets; Explain the influence of local climate on the water budget within your community; Use an understanding of the water budget of your community to identify times of year when both supply and demand are greatest and lowest; Describe key controls on the quantity and availability of surface and ground water in your community; Construct and analyze a box model of an irrigation water budget; Explain how ground water development affects the ground water system.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Water Resources and Your Community Activity 3

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to design a method for determining how much fresh water your school uses every day; Analyze water usage statistics for your county and an adjacent county and explain any differences in per-person water usage between your county and an adjacent county; Differentiate between uses of freshwater in the United States and identify these uses as consumptive or nonconsumptive.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Water Resources and Your Community Activity 2

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to create and manipulate physicals models of surface-water and ground-water supply systems; Explain how a change in one part of the water supply system creates changes in other parts of the system; Understand the main ways that a community can increase its water supply; Compare and contrast surface-water systems and ground-water systems; Analyze the water supply system in your community.

EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Water Resources and Your Community Activity 1

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to identify and analyze the various sources and distribution of salt water and fresh water on Earth; Interpret data and a topographic map to determine the water sources that your community uses for drinking water; Generate a graphical model of the transport of water between reservoirs within the water cycle; Develop a method of determining the amount of fresh water that could be collected from your school roof and on the entire area of your community in one year.

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