SEAWA is glad to share a variety of items designed to engage kids of all ages in opportunities, tools and programs around water management and conservation. This section features a variety of Curriculum-Specific websites designed to help teachers share, discuss and learn about water management and conservation…
Grade 1: Needs of Plants and Animals
- This is a video I made to show my 1st grade students. One of Georgia’s Performance Standards says that students must know the basic needs of animals: shelter, food, water, and air. This video is a fun way to show them those needs and can also be used as a review.
- The world is an amazing place with many different plants and animals. But why do they depend on each other? All animals need food to eat to give them energy and help them grow, including us. But where does the food and the energy come from? And what different things do animals eat? Complete the tasks and join the many investigators searching for the truth.
- The American Museum of Natural History presents a series of videos, games, pictures and other material to help kids learn about the wild world of zoology.
- Myth Busters puts on a wide variety of eye catching games, activities and quizzes to engage kids in learning about various insects.
Grade 2: Identifying Liquids- Clean Water
- This website focuses on the importance of water conservation and offers lesson plans to help supplement related curriculum material.
- This website targets elementary age students learning about water in its various states
- The University of Berkeley has put together an Exploring Liquids experiment that helps students learn to use their senses when investigating and observing three liquids. They will hear, see, touch, smell and taste to collect data.
Grade 4: Plant Growth and Changes
- One of the most popular science units for a primary teacher is a unit on plants. I created this unit by compiling materials from many sources. Most teachers have added many of their own ideas to units like this. Listed here, are some fun activities you can do with your students to show them inside the amazing world of plants.
Grade 5: Wetlands, Weather
- Welcome to Weather Wiz Kids®. I’m meteorologist Crystal Wicker. I designed this website especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the different types of weather to children.
- This is a disaster simulation game from the UN and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. By developing the area and implemented key strategies you can save a community from a wildfire, tsunami, hurricane or earthquake.
- Environment Canada is the home of the Sky Watchers Program. This program is an educational initiative which provides free teaching material on the subject of weather, including information, explanations, lesson plans, experiments, activities, posters, a full weather glossary, and a virtual & video tour of a weather forecasting office. The site also includes a detailed teacher’s guide which is filled with information relating to weather stations, weather elements, severe weather in Canada, ultra violet radiation, air quality, and a host of other topics and areas of interest.
- My name’s Roly J. Robot, and I’ll be your guide through these games. You can also use the dial to the left to walk yourself through any adventure you like. Be sure to check out the Wild Wetlands at the Vancouver aquarium while you’re at it.
- Ducks Unlimited provides a comprehensive Teachers Guide to Wetland Activities. Through them activities and lessons provided, students will be helped to develop the foundations required for their literacy in the Life Sciences. Students will enhance their understanding about the environmental, technological and social aspects of science while working together to solve problems, and plan and implement scientific inquiries. It is our hope that through this guide, students at the elementary school level (Grades 4-5) will enhance their knowledge while developing an appreciation for science and a sense of wonder about wetlands.
Grade 7: Interactions and Ecosystems
- This website contains quizzes, educational videos, online games and diagrams that help kids learn about the importance of interaction and ecosystems.
- An ecosystem is a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscape, work together to form a bubble of life. Bison, sometimes mistakenly called buffalo, are a keystone species of the tall grass prairie ecosystem of the Great Plains of the United States and Canada.
- Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences. The site continues to be developed, and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. It is designed as an educational resource for students preK-12, and their teachers and parents. Ask A Biologist is visited by over 11,000 people every day and has answered more than 32,000 questions.
Grade 8: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
- Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development have an interactive map that allows you to select a water basin within the province. From here, you can specify what information you are looking for in order to learn more about Alberta’s water systems.
- Did you know that Canada is one of the highest water users per capita in the world? It’s no wonder that easy access to safe, clean water is considered to be an important issue. Managing Canada’s water resources, which represents about seven per cent of the world’s renewable freshwater, is everyone’s responsibility. Learn more about Environment Canada’s role in water management, and how the Department is helping to ensure that our water resources are used wisely, both economically and ecologically:
- Bottled water is a topic of interest to Canadians. In this section you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the quality of bottled water sold in Canada.
Grade 9- Biological Diversity
- Wonderville delivers curriculum based content in an engaging and interactive format, geared for grade 9’s. Topics include biodiversity, waste management, solar energy and much more.
- These are enormous issues and concerns, and what they affect is biodiversity. Unfortunately, although many of the fundamental concepts included in the term biodiversity have been known for some time in ecology and evolution, the field of biodiversity and its goal of tying together all this information are fairly new. What this means is that researchers are trying to understand the diversity of life as it is being swept away all around us. What we need is to understand what is at stake, what has been learned, and what we are doing and still need to do. That is the purpose of this site.
- This website helps students learn about animal, plant and bacteria cells through interactive models.
- The web site provides peer reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to six bioscience content areas: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy. In addition, information is provided for educators, that explains how the use of issues in biological sciences teaching is firmly rooted in an inquiry-based approach to bioscience education. The site also offers tips on how to teach with issues. The web site provides ready to use original lessons and resources to enhance issue based bioscience teaching.
- The American Museum of Natural History presents a series of books, activities, videos and other material to help students learn about biodiversity.