Fresh Water Facts
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1. The Water Cycle is also called the
2. What is groundwater?
Where does groundwater come from?
True or false. All of Pennsylvania's groundwater is fresh water.
How much groundwater did your county use each day in 1990?
How do the people in your community alter the hydrolic budget?
4. A Lentic ecosystem is a nonflowing or standing body
of fresh water. Lakes, Ponds,
5. Lotic ecosystems have flowing fresh water. Examples are rivers, brooks, creeks, springs and streams.
Look it up:
6. What does a wetland ecologist do?
How does their work impact your life?
7. Ground Water comes from the aquifer. What is an aquifer?
8. Write two easy ways you can save water.
Which will you choose to do?
9. Print this picture. Label the parts of the water cycle.
Watch NOAA's Water Cycle What percentage of water is fresh?
Where is it stored?
"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." Benjamin Franklin
Hetch Hetchy and the Sierra Nevada Watershed - Make a similar project for your community
Make a VE video about water. (VE Rating - Very educational making a strong use of data and critical thinking skills.) Excellent examples: Requiem for the Honeybee from Charles Greene CSPAN Student Cam project, Down to the Last DROP from Madison Richards CSPAN Student Cam project
2006 Cynthia J. O'Hora May be used freely in a non profit setting. Updated 1/2010
Aligned with the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards for: Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking, Science and Technology
Environment and Ecology" - Watersheds and Wetlands 4.1.4 A: Identify various types of water environments · Lotic systems (e.g. creeks, rivers, streams) · Lentic systems (ponds, lakes, swamps) 4.1. A. Explain the role of the water cycle within a watershed. Explain the water cycle. Explain the water cycle as it relates to a watershed. · B. Understand the role of the watershed. · Explain how water enters a watershed. 4.3. Environmental Health A. Describe environmental health issues. B. Describe how human actions affect the health of the environment. B. Analyze the local, regional and national impacts of environmental health. 4.8. Humans and the Environment C. Explain how human activities may affect local, regional and national environments.