This is a 550 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in activities with instructions and questions, built-in visual quiz, 3 page homework, answer key, lesson notes, information sheets, review games, video links, and much more.
This PowerPoint begins with instructions for setting up a nutrient pollution demonstration that will be investigated at the end of the unit unit. The PowerPoint then has students record some physical, chemical, and biological components of water quality on their homework / classwork sheet. Students then set-up a spreadsheet in journal to conduct a water quality study at a local waterway. I have a small stream behind my school which works very well. An example of what the data should look like is provided. Some chemical data / expectations for testing a water bodies chemical data is provided. Info for collecting a cross section of river depth is provided. The stream I use isn't deep so the activity works well. PPM (Parts per million is addressed) Students also must find one tiny red dot in a sea of yellow dots representing on part per million. A chemical data collection spreadsheet is shown with some common chemical test.
The PowerPoint then begins to cover biological data such ass benthic macro-invertebrates in class I, II, and III. Students see pictures of common class I with text. They next participate in a cd 50/50 challenge. Old Cd's are passed out to the students and used as visual tokens. Pictures of two benthic macro-invertebrates are shown with the cd up or down. Students need to guess correctly by having their cd face up or face down. If they guess correctly they get to keep their cd, if they guess incorrectly they lose it for the class I invertebrates. Students then learn the common class II, and III in similar fashion. This process involves the kids throughout. A few relevant video links are provided. A sheet is provided in the activities folder to help you. Some focus on terrestrial insects is also provided. After the students have gone through three cd 50/50 challenges, they partake in a 1-20 name that benthic macro-invertebrate quiz. The answers are provided after the quiz. The question is previewed one last time before the answer is revealed. A link and instructions to determine taxa richness and health of a water way by collecting benthic macro-invertebrates is provided. A short vernal pool set of slides and visitation / organisms you may encounter is also provided. Hopefully your seasons / area has some vernal pools to investigate.
The PowerPoint then covers nutrient pollution and lakes. The PowerPoint begins discussing what would happen in a fish tank when extra nutrients are added. The demonstration about nutrients from the beginning of the PowerPoint is addressed. Types of lakes - Oligiotrophic, Mesotrophic, and Eutrophic are addressed. Students create sketch of each and label. Students then learn about Eutrophication and draw the process in a step by step drawing. A quiz 1-10 has the students name if the water body / lake is oligio, meso, eutrophic, or experiencing eutrophication. The answers are provided at the end. This is a really neat PowerPoint that involves and challenges the students every step of the way. This is a great lesson to learn inverts before a day at the river. Please see my entire, Rivers, Lakes and Water Quality Unit described below before purchasing this unit.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provide built-in opportunity to review material, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the four part 2150+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 10 page bundled homework / assessment, 7 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 13 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes one PowerPoint review games (110+ slides with Answers), 10 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. This Unit is a digital download, but requires that you email me at email@example.com after checkout so I can send it to you through another company because it is too large for the TpT uploader. I use another company called PayLoadz.com which can send large files. TpT only sends me your user name on a digital download good so you will need to contact me with your email address so I can send it to you digitally. The cost of this larger unit is $9.99 The unit takes between 40-60 minutes to download once I have sent it to you but this unit is well worth the wait. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus within The Rivers and Water Quality Unit: Watersheds, Rivers of the United States, Sections of a River, Parts of River (Vocabulary), Stream Order, Erosion and Deposition, Water Quality, Chemical Properties of Water, Bio-Indicators of Water Quality (EPT richness), Physical Properties of Water Quality, Rivers and Flooding, Factors that Control Flooding, Types of Flooding,Tsunami's, Wetlands, Flood Prevention, Levees, Dams and Ecosystem, Importance of Dams, Impacts of Dams, Hydropower, Parts of Dam, Salmon (Life Cycle), Systems of Help Salmon, Fish (General), Layering in a Lake, Lake Turnover, Nutrients and Lakes.
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit, 2150 Slides, Homework, Notes, and Much More
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