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MIDDLE SCHOOL: Science

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  • Lesson provides practice for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
  • Lesson uses inquiry-based instruction.
  • Lesson contains climate change content.

Amoebas & Temperature Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about a disease-causing organism that likes warm water.

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Clean Water Volunteers Inquiry-based Learning

Students learn about water pollution and how they can help to prevent it.

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Contour Mapping Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about topography and bathymetry by studying and making maps.

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Exotic Plant Fair Inquiry-based Learning

Students learn about native, exotic, and invasive plants and their impacts on the environment.

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Filling the Lakes and Rivers Inquiry-based Learning

Students will examine rainfall, water levels and the likely impact of climate change on rainfall.

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Fun With Flow Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn dimensional analysis while exploring the flow of history on the Wekiva River.

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Graphing Dissolved Oxygen Inquiry-based Learning

Students practice creating a best-fit trend line, and study the role of dissolved oxygen in water.

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How Healthy is Your Lake? FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning

Students investigate what happens when a lake is overfed... too many nutrients cause problems!

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Is it Healthy or in Trouble? Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students investigate the causes of pollution in our surface waters.

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It's Getting Hard to Breathe in Here FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn the importance of dissolved oxygen to aquatic life.

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Lake Plants and Their Environment Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students will explore how plant life affects, and is affected by, the ecosystem where it lives.

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Location Location Location Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about latitude, longitude, and the potential effects of climate change.

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Macroinvertebrates Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn how "bugs" can help us judge the health of our lakes and streams.

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Mapping Old & New Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about mapping methods and map scales.

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Measuring Lake Quality FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning

Students investigate what happens when a lake is overfed... too many nutrients cause problems!

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Pointless Personal Pollution FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning

Students learn about different sources of pollution and how we can stop it.

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Profile a Lake FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning

Students explore a lake within their own watershed.

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A Tale of Two Rivers Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students compare two streams and consider the implications of climate change and development.

Using the Watershed Excursion Tool Inquiry-based Learning

Students learn to use the Watershed Excursion Tool, develop a Watershed "Point of Interest."

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A Water Table's Story Inquiry-based Learning

Students will compile and use a statistical table using water quality data.

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Watersheds FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning

Students will use the Water Atlas to learn about their own watershed.

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Watersheds: Where Does the Water Go? FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about their own watersheds and how water moves through them.

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What Lives in a Wetland? FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about the importance of wetlands and the interrelationships of wetland organisms.

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