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Water Watchers Guide for Middle School Students
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

 

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MWRA's curriculum guide and activity book "Water Works" is appropriate for Middle School students.

The activities in Water Watchers help students to understand how their water systems work and the ways that their decisions affect local and global water supplies.

Parents, teachers, students and not-for-profit environmental educators are welcome to download Water Watchers free of charge.

For more information, please contact Meg Tabacsko, (617) 660-7975

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© 1998, 2007 by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. "Water Works" may be freely copied and distributed for educational purposes. It may not be sold, transmitted or distributed for profit.

COVER AND INTRODUCTION

Teaching Water in Middle School
Teacher's Note: Using "Water Watchers"
Table of Contents

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LESSON 1
How We Use Water

ACTIVITIES
Shower Math
Family Water Use
Community Water Use Mural

chapter1

LESSON 2
How Water is Delivered

ACTIVITIES
Water Rates - Understanding a Water Bill
Water Bumper Sticker
Water Interview

chapter2

LESSON 3
Reservoirs and Collecting Water

ACTIVITIES
Hydraulics - Size of Pipes
Hydraulics - Can Water Flow Uphill?

chapter3

LESSON 4
The Water Cycle

ACTIVITIES
Wet History of Boston
The Quabbin Story

 

chapter4

LESSON 5
Taking Care of Water

ACTIVITIES
Watersheds
Parts per Million and Parts per Billion
Concentrations

chapter5

LESSON 6
Taking Care of Water

ACTIVITIES
Contaminants in Water
Town Water Supply
Watershed Choices

chapter6

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