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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Surface Water Testing
Description: In this environmental science lab you will chemically test a nearby creek or pond for dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, hardness and turbidity.  This is a field test and will determine the water quality of standing body of water.  The lab will also test for the presence of coliform bacteria. 


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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Discovering Earth's History
Description: This lesson introduces the basic principles that are used to interpret geologic time. It associates the relationships between the rock record and historical events that created the landforms on our planet. It explains how the rock record can be interpreted by geologists.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Oceanography - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Using Maps in Ocean Research     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore how maps aid in ocean research. They consider a number of research scenarios and determine how mapping might help answer questions related to that research.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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You Are What You Drink
http://www.teacherst...
This is a lesson plan for teaching filtration of drinking water.

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Chemistry 101: The Scientific Method
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GPB Television Podcast on the Scientific Method

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You Are What You Drink
http://www.teacherst...
This is a lesson plan for teaching filtration of drinking water.

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Educational Resources on Photosynthesis for Teachers and Students
http://photoscience....
This web page, from Arizona State University, features an extensive list of links to resources that discuss photosynthesis at varying degrees of complexity.

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You Are What You Drink
http://www.teacherst...
This is a lesson plan for teaching filtration of drinking water.

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What Lives in the Dead Zones?
https://aquacon.nd.e...
This website explores the effects of pollution on marine life in the ocean.

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You Are What You Drink
http://www.teacherst...
This is a lesson plan for teaching filtration of drinking water.

Teacher Tools


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You Are What You Drink
http://www.teacherst...
This is a lesson plan for teaching filtration of drinking water.

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What Lives in the Dead Zones?
https://aquacon.nd.e...
This website explores the effects of pollution on marine life in the ocean.

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