K-12 Curriculum Supplements



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Grades 6-8, Middle

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Activity and Lab


Groundwater--Quality--Study and teaching (Middle school); Water--Quality--Study and teaching (Middle school);


Table of Contents:

--- Forward
--- Activity 1: What Goes Up Must Come Down . . . And Around (Water Cycle)
--- Activity 2: Where Has All the Water Gone? (Percolation)
--- Activity 3: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (Groundwater)
--- Activity 4: Biting The Hand That Feeds Us (Consumer Groundwater Use)
--- Activity 5: You Can't Fool Mother Nature (Pesticide Contamination)
--- Activity 6: Nitrate Nightmare (Nitrate Contamination)
--- Activity 7: Culprits In The Cupboard (Landfill Contamination)
--- Activity 8: Rub-A-Dub-Dub (Water Budgeting)
--- Activity 9: Here Comes The Judge (Groundwater Laws)
--- Activity 10: Energy Savings (Conservation Farming)
--- Activity 11: All's Well . . . That Ends Well (Community Awareness)
--- Activity 12: Drowning in Laughter (Editorial Cartoons)
--- Glossary
--- Appendix


Institute for Environmental Education


Environmental Education


OUTLOOK: On Groundwater was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grant No. 01362-87-08. However, any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of DOE.

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Outlook on Groundwater: Elementary

Outlook on Groundwater: Senior High

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