Water Science School
Water Science SchoolWelcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School. We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
FICTION:Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.
Resources: Science Grades K-6: Grade Two
Online interactives, media and teaching resources for Science in grades K-6; all resources organized by curricular outcome
Around the world, water appears in many forms: a snowflake, an oasis, the stream from a faucet, monsoon rain. In Water's Children, twelve young people describe what water means to them. The descriptions are as varied as the landscapes the speakers inhabit, but each of them also expresses, in their own language, a universal truth: Water is life.
What is water? -- Living things and water -- Why do living things need water? -- Water quiz -- Picture glossary. "Readers lean about how living things use water, how plants and animals take in water, and why all living things need water to stay alive.
The water cycle - University of Calgary
Ever wonder where water comes from and where it goes? Or why sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows? Then join Nate Ball and his crack team of curious scientists as they shrink down smaller than a raindrop to see firsthand what the water cycle is all about.
FICTION:Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu.
.On British Columbia's northwest coast lies the Sacred Headwaters--the source of three of British Columbia's largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers are the source of life for all creatures in the area. But what gave life to the rivers themselves? Astace, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. Gr.3-8
Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.
Solids, Liquids and Gases has 13 experiments carefully chosen by the Ontario Science Centre. With minimal supervision, children can explore the three states of matter, what makes each state unique and how matter changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas through evaporation, condensation, melting and freezing. Filled with bright photographs, the Starting with Science series provides valuable lessons about basic science for five to eight year olds.
Learn all about the water cycle and find out how water shapes our planet. Make a precipitation gauge or grow your own stalactite. Find out how important it is to conserve water and harness its energy.