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Ch 13: Water Conversion Lesson Plans

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The Water Conservation chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about water management practices, the properties of water and other topics. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Water Conservation chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle;
What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth
The cycling of carbon and nitrogen through the environment;
Water's hydrogen bonds, surface tension, density and heat capacity
Tuesday Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply;
Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resource
Water sources and the removal of groundwater and surface water;
The depletion of underground reservoirs as the population grows
Wednesday Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use;
Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams and Reservoirs
Water sustainability, and the consumptive and non-consumptive use of water resources;
Water storage for flood prevention, and the effects of water storage on ecosystems
Thursday Water Pollution: Definition, Types and Sources;
Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality
Point and non-point sources of water pollution and the differences between groundwater and surface water pollution;
Water treatment and purifying processes
Friday The Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water Legislation that sets standards for clean drinking water

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Water Conversion Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

1. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment. Processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation allow the carbon and nitrogen cycles to regenerate needed substances by recycling Earth's atoms.

What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

2. What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

In this video lesson you will learn about water and its unique properties. You will also develop an understanding of how these properties make life as we know it possible.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

3. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.

Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

4. Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

This video lesson describes the effects of overuse on two major water resources in the U.S.: the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and the overdrawing of the Colorado River.

Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use

5. Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use

In this video lesson you will learn about the importance of water conservation. You will also learn about the two ways freshwater is used, and how proper water use can lead to sustainability in agriculture, homes, and manufacturing.

Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

6. Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

In this lesson, you will contrast the benefits and drawback of water storage. You will learn about how and why water is stored and how this affects the surrounding ecosystems and human communities.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

7. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.

Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

8. Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

In this lesson, you will learn how water is purified for drinking, and how wastewater is treated before being put back into the environment. You will also learn about water purification issues in developing countries.

The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water

9. The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water

In this lesson, you will learn about the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. You'll discover how both laws help keep our waters free of pollution and safe for everyday use.

Chapter Practice Exam
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