STS Activity - Harry Ferguson, Inventor
A structured worksheet on the inventor Harry Ferguson.
Hard and Soft Water Quiz
The student can revise the important terminology that they need to know for this topic.
The Global Drifter Program
This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.
What does global warming mean for you?
Wondrous Water - Investigating the Properties of Water
In this lesson, students reflect on the importance of water in their lives. Then they investigate the properties of water through a series of experiments and activities. Finally, they synthesize what they have learned about water to create a super hero comic strip with water as the main character.
Affordable Learning Solutions: CSU's Systemwide Strategy
The CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign is designed to enable faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students. CSU students typically pay over $800 per year for their books. By reducing their expenses, we believe we can provide better access to a quality CSU learning experience. We are launching this campaign in 2010 and will be continuously improving the services to CSU faculty and students each semester. The Affordable Learning S
Water on the Web
WOW lessons are designed for infusion into the existing science curriculums for college freshmen and advanced high school students. The lessons use the aquatic environment and real lake data to explore basic science concepts through two different approaches: a directed study ("Studying") and an inquiry ("Investigating") approach. The directed studies allow students to apply and learn concepts through direct, guided experience. The inquiry lessons provide a more open-ended opportunity for student
Water Science For Schools
Nice site for learning about water for middle and high school students, primarily. Excellent resource from a government laboratory.
Studying mammals: return to the water
Some of the most unusual and versatile of all the mammals are the groups that live, feed and reproduce underwater. In this unit we will see how these formerly land-based mammals adapted to a return to the water, discussing such challenges as breathing, mo
Water-Resources Reconnaissance of St. George Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska
This 15-page PDF was prepared by the USGS and provides information about sources of water and groundwater quality on St. George Island. Maps, tables, chemical analysis, cross sections and well logs are included in the report.
College LiveText edu Solutions
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Connecting Concepts: Plant Biology/Water Relations 3: Plant Adaptations for Water Stress
Students help a restoration ecologist choose plants that will grow at Alamitos Creek, California, based on plant adaptations for dry conditions and the concept of water potential. Students will: 1) complete a simulated applied research project in which they review concepts pertaining to plant adaptations for dry conditions, construct a checklist of criteria for plants adapted to grow at Alamitos Creek, and select 3 plants that meet criteria for growth at Alamitos Creek using inventories of real
Connecting Concepts: Plant Biology/Water Relations 2: Water Flow Through Whole Plants
Students follow movement of water through a plant from the soil to the atmosphere. They calculate water potential at each of 5 locations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Students will: 1) predict the value and direction of the solute potential and pressure potiential in different parts of a plant, given information about physical conditions; and 2) calculate the water potential for soil, root cell, xylem, mesophyll cell, leaf air space, and atmosphere.
Connecting Concepts: Plant Biology/Water Relations 1: Water Potential Equation
Students investigate water potential in various, real-life situations. They review components of the water potential equation with the help of Professor Waterman. Students will: 1) get descriptions of solute and pressure potential and the water potential equation; 2) learn how to predict the movement of water under various conditions; and 3) gain experience using the water potential equation, and gain familiarity with the associated terminology.
Connecting Concepts: Plant Biology/Water Relations
This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, students investigate water potential in various, real-life situations. They review components of the water potential equation with the help of “Professor Waterman”. Students will: 1) get descriptions of solute and pressure potential and the water potential equation; 2) learn how to predict the movement of water under various conditions; and 3) gain experience using the water potential equation, and gain familiarity with t
Earth Observatory by NASA Water Cycle
Informational presentation on the water cycle and its impact on Earth's climate. Site gives a multi-phased journey of the water cycle and includes information about how the water cycle is being explored today.
California's Landscape Short Course
This website contains short courses in Earth Science that are based on California Science state standards from 6th to 9th grade. Topics include the rock cycle, plate tectonics, weathering, etc.
Students observe a model waterwheel to investigate the transformations of energy involved in turning the blades of a hydro-turbine. Students work as engineers to create model waterwheels while considering resources such as time and materials, in their design. Students also discuss and explore the characteristics of hydropower plants.