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Earth Science in the Garden

Dive into the study of water and the water cycle in this in-depth earth science program. Get acquainted to the clever ways in which plants and people use water and record observations and conduct water-based experiments.

K-2: Students learn that water is essential to all life and is a valuable and limited resource. They explore different ways that plants collect and use water.

3-5: Students explore the water cycle and learn about water conservation and water pollution. They conduct a water experiment to find out if plants and soil can filter out water pollutants and create a pamphlet showing what they learned.

6-8: Students investigate watersheds and how to protect them through several water experiments. They create a brochure that can be used to teach others how to protect water.

Pre- and Post-Activities for H2O

Next Generation Science Standards for H20

Standard: K-8-ESS2. Earth’s Systems
Performance Expectations

2-ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
4-ESS2-2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
5-ESS2-2 Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.
MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

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