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Environmental Science: Hydrosphere- Lessons, Webquests, and Lab Activities

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This is a bundle of 5 lessons for a high school earth science or ecology course designed to facilitate independent learning. The lessons are ideal for sub plans or simply to encourage self-instruction of basic concepts.

*This bundle is part of my Environmental Science: A One-Semester Course.

Each lesson includes:
1. Lesson- Content & vocabulary gained through internet links, videos, and/or PowerPoint presentations.
2. Activity- Lab or activity designed to apply the concepts learned in the lesson.
3: Assessment- Quiz, assignment, exit ticket, or project as a culmination and review of lesson
*Please note: These are not lecture-based lessons, so not every lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation. Most of the content is geared towards independent learning through web resources and videos.

**For details about the worksheets, slides, and activities included in this bundle, please click on the PREVIEW button above.**

This curriculum is ideally geared towards high school students, but is appropriate for any student looking for an independent, student-centered approach to learning.

Lesson Plan topics include:
Lesson 1- Properties of Water & the Water Cycle
Unique properties of water (cohesion, adhesion, neutral pH, capillary action, surface tension, hydrogen bonding, polarity, density of liquid and solid water) and water cycle (precipitation, evaporation, condensation, infiltration, percolation, runoff, transpiration, evapotranspiration)

Lesson 2- Aquatic Ecosystems & Habitats
Freshwater Ecosystems (wetlands, ponds, lakes, rivers), Marine Ecosystems (estuaries, oceans), Aquatic zones and the life found in them

Lesson 3- Watersheds and Water Resources
the percentage of earth's water available to humans, management of water resources, definition of a watershed, differences in wildlife, water temperature, and flow between the headwaters and mouth of a river, human impacts on watersheds

Lesson 4- Groundwater & Aquifers
surface water v. groundwater, uses of groundwater, effects of groundwater usage by humans, water table, unconfined v. confined aquifers, porosity and permeability of sediment, wells, effects of pollution on groundwater

Lesson 5- Wetlands, Water Quality, & Pollution
definition of a wetland, types of wetlands, functions and importance of wetlands, threats to wetlands, point-source and nonpoint-source pollution, wastewater management and treatment, Clean Water Act, water quality, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, acid mine drainage, turbidity, water hardness

My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:
1. Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle
2. Environmental Science: Biosphere Bundle
3. Environmental Science: Lithosphere Bundle
4. Environmental Science: Hydrosphere Bundle

These lessons are designed to be easy to use for both students and teachers. Regardless of whether you've taught Environmental Science for years or just need a few quick lessons to add to your science curriculum, this is the perfect selection.

You may also be interested in these lessons:
World Biomes Poster Project

Nitrogen Cycle Board Game

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STEAM Lab: Building an Simple Electric Generator using Renewable Energy Sources

STEAM Bundle: Earth's Atmosphere-Composition & Layers

Designed and Implemented by: Anne Morgan, Biology & Environmental Science Teacher

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