Brief Description of the Site:
This site, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), provides any educator that teaches about water resources with a one-stop location for all things water. Information ranging from water basics to a water picture gallery to an activity center is found on the site. This site is part of the USGS Learning Web, which can be accessed from this site from a link at the bottom of the page.
How to use the site:
This site is a must for any Earth Science and Biology/Ecology teacher interested in teaching about the scientific issues of water. Social Studies teachers will also find it useful when studying how water resources have impacted a number of social issues. Teachers will find the interactive "Challenge Questions" located in the Activity section especially useful for sensitizing students to the importance of water and great for stimulating discussion. Be sure to visit the "Special Topics" component of the Web site to find very applicable and engaging topics on water science, such as acid rain, pesticides in groundwater, and the uses of saline water.