Teachers

The links below are provided as a resource for teachers (and students) of all grade levels.

Guide to Groundwater in Pennsylvania

A Guide to Private Water Systems

Cool water cycle resources for teachers.

Project WET
Resource materials, training opportunities, tips on organizing a water festival, and much more. Make this your first stop!
http://www.projectwet.org/usa/mas/flash/wet.html

The Pennsylvania Alliance of Environmental Educators
Shared lesson plans on a variety of environmental topics, plus links to regional events
http://www.paee.net/

PA Department of Education, Standards for Environment and Ecology
Click on “Resources” to find valuable information for teachers
http://www.pa3e.ws/

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.
http://www.fish.state.pa.us

Water experiments for kids. Designed for homeschoolers, but useful for all
http://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/water-experiments.html

EPA Website
Offers activities on drinking water and groundwater for K-12 teachers, divided by grade level.
http://www.epa.gov/kids/

An interactive game for teaching water conservation. Designed for kids, but fun for all ages
http://www.projectwet.org/usa/mas/flash/wet.html

Great site for elementary teachers, offers conservation tips AND lesson plans!
http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/kids/index.php

The American Water Works Association offers downloadable puzzles and worksheets for elementary grades
http://www.drinktap.org/kids-place.aspx

Make your own puzzles: crosswords, wordfinds, jumbles, etc. Click on “Puzzlemaker”
http://school.discoveryeducation.com

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.

COMMUNITY BENEFITS
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.

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