• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

Water Quality

students monitoring water quality
 

Program Description
Students acquire a basic understanding of water resources and their importance. Students learn about the issues that threaten water resources, the sources of the problems, and the ways that they can help. Students learn through a variety of age-appropriate hands-on activities, games, and water testing.

Available at:
Burnwood, Canyon Rim, Glade Creek, Grandview, Sandstone Falls, and Thurmond

Grade Level:
2nd – 5th

Program Length:
1.5 hours

Background Material:
Water Quality Overview

Theme
Water is the liquid that sustains life and must be protected.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify what water is and state one reason why it is important

2. Describe two ways that water gets polluted

3. List three ways that we can take care of our water resources


Pre-visit activities:
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
Water Words
Create Your Own Water Cycle

Post-visit activities:
Personal Water Use
Water Quality Monitoring
Let’s Sing About Water

More Information:
Glossary
Books to Share with Children
References
Additional Resources for Teachers


Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:

Science/Technology - SS.2.2.2, SC.2.2.5, SC.2.3.1, SC.2.6.2, SC.3.2.1, SC.3.2.4, SC.3.3.1, SC.3.6.3

Did You Know?

View of New River at McCreery, WV

The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.