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Subject: Science (6)
Title:   How Pure Is Your Water?
Description: In this lab, students will be comparing two types of local water sources to determine the levels of total hardness, iron, copper, free and total chlorine, pH and total alkalinity, and nitrate/nitrite nitrogen. This lab will be to determine the quality and/or purification levels of the bodies of water. By performing the test, students will be able to have an insight of the parameter of the water quality.


Subject: English Language Arts (6), or Mathematics (6), or Science (6)
Title: The Heart and Soil of Agriculture
Description: This lesson will discuss the process and importance of water filtration though soil.  This lesson will discuss the vital role that soil and water play in our survival.  We are limited to a very small percentage of available water.  We are also very limited to available soil for growth.  As we grow and build upon our soil what impact will this play with our drinking water.  


Subject: Science (6)
Title: The Water Cycle
Description: This is a hands applied lesson plan to help students experience the water cycle on a smaller scale. Because of the hands-on nature of the lesson, it works well to help students with a language barrier understand complicated vocabulary.


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Subject: Science
Title: Models of the Water Cycle      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to develop an understanding of the cycling of water by building and evaluating two different physical models. In this lesson, students build and reflect on the usefulness of models that demonstrate the cycling of water in a closed system.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science
Title: Oceans      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to obtain a better perception of Earth's oceans and to understand Earth's water cycle. This lesson is a good introduction to future lessons on weather and Earth's climatic changes.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science
Title: Science NetLinks Weekly Science Updates      Add Bookmark
Description: Science NetLinks Science Updates are short audio clips about a variety of subjects related to science. Each clip is accompanied by a transcript and classroom lesson ideas. Science NetLinks is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Stormy Stories      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students use their geography savvy to sort out the stories of four kids caught in natural disasters. In the process, they learn about the effects of droughts, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes, and hurricanes.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Ecology - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Impact of Natural Hazards Around the World      Add Bookmark
Description: This Xpeditions lesson focuses on how humans can use technology to adapt to phenomena such as fires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanoes. It helps students understand that the negative consequences of natural hazards can be reduced if we understand our vulnerability and learn to prepare for them.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Geology - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Rain: Friend or Foe?      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students use their knowledge of rainfall, vegetation, and the slope angles of hillsides to make decisions, predict outcomes, and analyze the effects of certain events or practices (e.g., overgrazing, forest fires, and clear-cutting woodlands). This lesson helps students appreciate the complex relationships between various physical processes and the physical features they modify.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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