The links below are provided as a resource for teachers (and students) of all grade levels.
Resource materials, training opportunities, tips on organizing a water festival, and much more. Make this your first stop!
The Pennsylvania Alliance of Environmental Educators
Shared lesson plans on a variety of environmental topics, plus links to regional events
PA Department of Education, Standards for Environment and Ecology
Click on “Resources” to find valuable information for teachers
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Click on “Learning Center”. Lots of teacher resources, plus a “students & kids” page. Information on training: Keystone Aquatic Resource Education, Project WOW (Wonders of Wetlands), Aquatic Project Wild, Pennsylvania Reptiles & Amphibians workshops.
Water experiments for kids. Designed for homeschoolers, but useful for all
Offers activities on drinking water and groundwater for K-12 teachers, divided by grade level.
An interactive game for teaching water conservation. Designed for kids, but fun for all ages
Great site for elementary teachers, offers conservation tips AND lesson plans!
The American Water Works Association offers downloadable puzzles and worksheets for elementary grades
Make your own puzzles: crosswords, wordfinds, jumbles, etc. Click on “Puzzlemaker”
Cool Resources and Tools for Teachers
Grab-and-go lesson plans, discussion guides, and themes for everyday classroom teaching
WELL WATER TESTING AT CARBON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
We invite science teachers of all high schools in Carbon County to have their students test well water for bacterial contamination.
Samples would come from the wells of students, staff members and residents. The results will be added to the database of results from previous years to provide a continuing profile of the area.
Students will be learning about and testing their own drinking water. This will add to their enthusiasm, and carry over to their parents and community.
Homeowners will be alerted of any bacterial contamination and encouraged to retest at a certified lab.
In addition to learning about groundwater, your students will gain valuable hands-on experience in water testing as well as a sense of community service.
If you would like your class to be part of this program in the future, please contact Us for details.
Be Water Wise in School – http://www.groundwater.org/shop/proddetail.asp?prod=1114d