ERIC Number: ED423117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-5
Splash! Water Resource Education.
Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville.
This set of activities is designed to bring water resource education into the middle school classroom using an interdisciplinary approach. The packet contains timely, localized information about the water resources of west central Florida. Each activity is aligned to middle-school Sunshine State Standards. These hands-on, minds-on activities can be used alone or together as a ready-made team project. Each activity includes introductory information, learning goals, subject disciplines covered, and standards met along with necessary materials and activity descriptions. Many also have activity extensions. Students design a new Florida town that balances economic and environmental consequences, build models of wetlands and the hydrologic cycle, write stories tracing the journey of a water drop through the hydrologic cycle, and design landscapes using drought-tolerant plants and principles. A special packet of fact sheets on Florida's endangered species and their wetland habitat includes a memory game. Other activities address water needed for growing food, home water use, water preservation in Florida, and desalination plants. Individual fact sheets offer water-conservation tips and discuss the history of Florida wetlands. Addresses on the World Wide Web that provide water data, educational activities, and links to additional water Web sites are also included. (PVD)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Resources, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Natural Resources, Science Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Water, Wetlands
Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A