Grades 11-12

Color Me A Watershed

Standard – Earth and Space Sciences
Organizer – Earth Systems
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.12, Benchmark C 11.13
Standard – Scientific Inquiry
Organizer – Doing Scientific Inquiry
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.2, Benchmark A  11.3, Benchmark A  11.4, Benchmark A  11.5

A Grave Mistake

Students listen to clues and analyze data to solve a mystery. They trace the flow of contaminants in groundwater to their source. Students conclude that past solutions developed with good intentions may create contemporary problems.

Standard – Earth and Space Sciences
Organizer – Earth Systems
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.11, Benchmark C 11.12, Benchmark C 11.13

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Characteristics and Structure of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark B 11.3

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark F 11.11

Enviroscape Watershed Model

This model helps students understand what a watershed is and how it drains. Students will place simulated pollutants on the land to see how we contribute to water pollution.

Standard – Earth and Space Science
Organizer – Earth Systems
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark B 11.16, Benchmark C 11.11,  Benchmark C 11.12, Benchmark C 11.13, Benchmark C 11.14

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Characteristics and Structure of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark B 11.3, Benchmark B 11.5

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark E 11.10, Benchmark F 11.9, Benchmark F 11.11, Benchmark E 12.8

Standard – Science and Technology
Organizer – Understanding Technology
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.2,  Benchmark A 11.4,  Benchmark A 12.3, Benchmark A 12.4

Standard – Scientific Inquiry
Organizer – Doing Scientific Inquiry
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 12.1

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Nature of Science
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 11.2

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Science and Society
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.9,  Benchmark C 11.10

Stream Table

This is an exciting hands-on way to learn about stream morphology. The stream table is available for loan, teaching concepts of stream behavior. A teaching guide is included; the stream table can demonstrate streambank erosion, streambank protection, stream energy and slope change, among other concepts.

Standard – Earth and Space Science
Organizer – Earth Systems
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark B 11.6, Benchmark B 11.8, Benchmark C 11.13

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Evolutionary Theory
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark D 11.13

Standard – Physical Science
Organizer – Nature of Matter
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark D 12.3

Standard – Science and Technology
Organizer – Understanding Technology
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 12.3

Standard – Scientific Inquiry
Organizer – Doing Scientific Inquiry
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 11.3, Benchmark A 12.1, Benchmark A 12.5

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Nature of Science
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.2, Benchmark A 12.4

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Science and Society
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.9

Groundwater Model

Standard – Earth and Space Sciences
Organizer – Earth Systems
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark B 11.16, Benchmark B 12.6, Benchmark C 11.11, Benchmark C 11.12, Benchmark C 11.13, Benchmark C 11.14

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Characteristics and Structure of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark E 11.3

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark E 11.8, Benchmark E 12.8, Benchmark F 11.9, Benchmark F 11.10

Standard – Science and Technology
Organizer – Understanding Technology
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 12.3

Standard – Scientific Inquiry
Organizer – Doing Scientific Inquiry
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 12.1

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Nature of Science
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 12.4

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Science and Society
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.9, Benchmark C 12.9

Ohio Fossils

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Evolutionary Theory
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark D 11.12, Benchmark D 11.14

Sum of the Parts

Students demonstrate how everyone contributes to the pollution of a river and recognize that everyone has a responsibility to reduce their contribution.

Standard – Earth and Space Science
Organizer – Earth Systems
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.13

Standard – Life Sciences
Organizer – Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark F 11.11

Get the Groundwater Picture

Students learn about the basic principles of groundwater as they create a geologic cross- section or “earth window.”

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Nature of Science
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 12.4

Standard – Scientific Ways of Knowing
Organizer – Science and Society
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark C 11.9, Benchmark C 12.9

Standard – Scientific Inquiry
Organizer – Doing Scientific Inquiry
Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator – Benchmark A 11.1, Benchmark A 12.1