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Educator Resources: The Water Sourcebook

The Water Sourcebook is an exemplary classroom activity guide developed by teams of educators and water professionals. Eachvolume was field tested by a minimum of three classroom teachers prior to final publication. This outstanding resource was made possible through the joint efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Alabama Department of Environmental Regulation, LEGACY - Partners in Environmental Education, and the Water Environment Federation. The Water Sourcebook Series consists of 4 grade specific volumes: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, & 9-12. The Grades 3-5 volume is also available in a Spanish edition.

Each volume is designed as a comprehensive educational program focused on water issues. The complete water management cycle is explained and explored using a scientifically accurate and balanced approach. The supplementary curriculum is multi-disciplinary, incorporating science, social studies, language arts and math content.

Each Water Sourcebook is self contained with grade appropriate hands-on activities and investigations, fact sheets, reference materials, and an extensive glossary. The content is broken down into 5 chapters: Introduction to Water, Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Surface Water Resources, Ground Water Resources, and Wetland and Coastal Waters. The overall message to students: Use only what you need and help minimize pollution.

Download The Water Sourcebook - Find PDF files of all activities and fact sheets. Also find correlations to national educational standards under each grade heading. (note: the correlations are preceded by a subject matrix.)


Correlation to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Louisiana Science Framework and National Science Standards - grades 9-12

For additional information contact Karen Bick, EPA Region 6, at (214) 665-7539.

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