The Freshwater PowerPoint and bundle covers both standing (lentic) and flowing (lotic) waters and water pollution.
In the standing or lake portion, types of lakes and pond succession is discussed. The three types of lakes included are oligotrophic, mesotrophic and eutrophic. Also covered are wetlands, including marshes and swamps.
The flowing or river portion covers the different river zones. The zones discussed are the source zone, transition zone, and floodplain zone.
Water pollution first distinguishes between point source pollution and non-point source pollution. Each type of pollution also includes examples. Finally, eutrophication is defined and discussed.
The lab associated with this bundle is an aquatic macroinvertebrate lab. Students LOVE this lab. Students use macroinvertebrates found in water sources to determine water pollution. Even if your students cannot do the actual water collection, samples can be brought in by the teacher and the lab is still a great success.
One assignment in this bundle includes questions about Texas freshwater zones. Even though the reading, questions and job opportunities focus on Texas, they can be used by other areas very easily. This is actual a great assignment and should not be overlooked if you are not from Texas.
Included in the Freshwater Super Bundle:
• PowerPoint: Freshwater and Water Pollution
• PowerPoint Notes Handout: Freshwater and Water Pollution
• Quiz: Freshwater and Water Pollution
• Quiz Key: Freshwater and Water Pollution
• Texas Aquatic Question (link to online reading is included)
• Lab: Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
The oceanography PowerPoint and bundle covers many components of the ocean but also covers ocean currents and how they affect climate and biomes.
The material begins with the composition of ocean water and the topography of the ocean floor. The topography includes the continental margin (shelf, slope and rise), abyssal plain, seamounts, guyots, trenches, mid-ocean ridges and rifts.
It continues with ocean life and life zones. Ocean life defines and gives examples of plankton, nekton and benthos organisms while the marine life zones include the intertidal, neritic (coastal) and open-ocean (euphotic, bathyal and abyssal) zones.
A large section is devoted to coral reefs, including the three types of reefs – fringing, barrier and atoll. It also discusses the biodiversity associated with coral reefs and what must be done to help protect them and the organisms that inhabit them.
Finally, tides are discussed. The differences between high and low tide, the influence of the sun and moon, and special neap and spring tides are show. A link to a tide video by Neil deGrasse Tyson is included.
The material goes on to discuss ocean currents and climate. The difference between weather and climate, the reasons for different climates, surface currents vs. deep currents and biomes are described in depth.
Included in the Oceanography Super Bundle:
• PowerPoint: Oceanography
• PowerPoint Notes Handout: Oceanography
• Quiz: Oceanography
• Quiz Key: Oceanography
• PowerPoint: Currents and Climate
• PowerPoint Notes Handout: Currents and Climate
• Quiz: Currents and Climate
• Quiz Key: Currents and Climate
• Tides: A Balance in Forces Questions and Reading
• Waves Questions and Reading
• Surface Currents (map and questions)
This MEGA Bundle also includes a test bundle which includes:
• Test Review: Hydrology
• Test: Hydrology (50 questions)
• Test Key: Hydrology
• Answer Sheet