Water Science for Schools

Howard Perlman, United States Geological Survey

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This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) water resources site provides comprehensive coverage of water related issues, and includes several interactive quizzes and activities for children. Here you will find information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center. Topics include: Earth's water, Water basics, Water use, Water Questions and Answers, Activity center, Picture Gallery, Glossary, and Related Water Links. A special topics section tackles current problems in water science, including acid rain and water quality. The site also focuses on water use issues and attempts to raise student awareness of water conservation.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Special Interest: Computer-Based
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8)
Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas
Topics: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/HydrogeologyKeywords: Hydrologic cycle, Runoff, Rainfall, Ground water