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Raising Your Water IQ is an inquiry based approach to teaching middle school students about Texas water resources and how to conserve water resources for today and the future. Four messages are central to this study: Where Does Our Water Come From? Who Uses Water and How Do We Use It? Why and How Do We Conserve Water? How Can We Plan Our Water Future? Activities and lesson plans in this curriculum offer structured opportunities to practice the concepts in a classroom. Watersheds and surface water systems are related to groundwater systems. Point and non-point source pollution is explored in hands-on and minds-on activities. Students gather and graph data for their own water usage at home and go further to investigate water use in Texas. A "Water in Texas" web quest and accompanying web resources encourage students to ask questions and gain understanding about their own local environment.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > Geology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


water conservation water resources aquifers groundwater runoff water pollution watershed



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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

SCI.8.11.D: Science

recognize human dependence on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems.
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