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Water as a Resource
Investigation 4:
Water Movement on the Planet

This investigation will help you to:


To learn more about water movement on the planet, visit the following web sites:

The Water Cycle

Water: A Never Ending Story,
University of Washington
This web page is designed for students and teachers. It includes activities about different processes in the water cycle with some background material to help teachers.

Make a Water Cycle Wheel,
Illinois EPA
Print out these pages and follow the instructions to make your own water wheel. See how the water moves from the ocean to the air to the land and back again.

Follow a Drip Through the Water Cycle,
USGS
Read a story about a drop of water as it goes through the entire water cycle. To help, some of the terms are linked to their definitions in a glossary.

The Water Cycle,
EPA
Learn more about how sunshine, evaporation, rain, snow, mountains, rivers and streams, and oceans are all involved in the water cycle processes.

Groundwater Flow

The Groundwater Foundation
Another site designed for both students and teachers.
Groundwater Basics - as a resource for teachers.
Topics covered include:

The Groundwater Foundation
Another site designed for both students and teachers.
Kids Corner - as a resource for students
Topics covered include:

Information About Your Drinking Water,
EPA
Click on your home state to find out where your water comes from and what's in it.

 

 

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Investigation 7

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