Hydrosphere


Elementary Level

Model of a Well - Provided by Marianne Bonnemier

  • Demonstrate the relationship of groundwater to wells.

Rainforest Deforestation and the Water Cycle - Provided by Angie Cargill and Shawna Steward

  • Students will use data and technology to develop an understanding of the relationship between deforestation of rain forests, the water cycle, and their daily lives.

Water Around Us - Provided by Lorraine Etherton

  • Students create a collage of human land use activities around an image of the Missouri River. Demonstration of Water Cycle and Properties of Water.

Middle School Level

Dendritic River System - Provided by John Niemoth

  • This lab is an open ended lab with the ability to graph other drainage systems after making modifications to fit the desired drainage pattern.

Understanding Groundwater and the Effects of Pollution - Provided by Kerry Sievert and Valerie Lewis

  • Students evaluate population growth and increasing pollution which results. The purpose and structure of landfills are studied. Groundwater is investigated. Students witness the effects of pollution on our water sup0ply through simulated activities and demonstrations.

Water Cycle - Provided by Kimberly Flessner

  • To see how water is purified when it evaporates during the water cycle.

Water Filtration - Provided by Kimberly Flessner

  • Each group will design a water filtration system and present to the class, why they picked their design.

Water Flow Through Local Soils - Provided by Liz Snyder

  • Determine the relationship between particle size and rate of water flow through soil. Suggest other variables that affect water flow through a soil.

Water Quality of Streams - Provided by Mark Skiles

  • During this long-term research project, you will be studying and monitoring the water chemistry and quality of a local stream or river. Various tests will be done on a regular schedule to evaluate if water quality fluctuates throughout time or remains constant.

Water Table - Provided by Mary Lou Alfieri

  • Become familiar with the term water table. Recognize the water table as one of the contributing factors in the existence of streams, swamps, and lakes in Nebraska.

High School Level

Flood Control Project - Provided by Mark Skiles

  • This activity will help you understand (1) why dams have been built in Nebraska to create reservoirs, (2) what factors must be considered when building a dam and (3) how to design and build a dam yourself!

Hydrology Investigation - Provided by Dana Krejcarek and Jessie Good

  • In this unit, students will be introduced to the GLOBE program and work specifically with hydrology activities. GLOBE is an environmental program where students, teachers and scientist are able to share information. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of water quality.

Permeabilty of Materials - Provided by Al Mussen

  • Demonstrate the apparent difference of the permeability of various earth materials.

Recognizing Our Dynamic Wetlands - Provided by Roseanne Williby

  • Construct two wetlands: one with constant drainage and one that maintains a well-saturated soil. Maintain the wetlands for two weeks (minimum) and observe daily the soil, plant life, water level, and animal life if desired.

Storage, Use, Pollution and Clean-Up - Provided by Roseanne Williby

  • An introduction to the storage, uses, pollution, and cleanup of water.

Water Cycle Mania - Provided by Lisa Overkamp and Mary Lou Alfieri

  • Water Cycle and the effects of chemicals on the water system.

What's up? Come On Down - Provided by James Servais and Sharon Rychter

  • Our unit is an interdisciplinary, cross-age study of weather involving first and ninth graders. Our goal is not only to teach and to actively engage our students in the subject content but to instill a love of learning and scientific inquiry through "hands-on/minds-on" experiences.

(The) Worm Wonderland: A Long Term Observational Science Project - Provided by Bob Feurer

  • You have been working on observational techniques and the tools which help you make observations. This project is one which will give you reasons to use those skills already learned and will cause you to learn other new ones as well.