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Free Hands-On Classroom Presentations for Secondary Classes

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS - Click here for Common Core, Next Gen, NM Science Standards

Grade 6+ -- The Water-Energy Connection: Students must supply water and electricity to their town. They'll quickly discover that they can't get electricity without water, and they can't get water without electricity. Our movie, The Power Couple is a good introduction or summing-it-up resource. Informational Text/Vocab/Questions about Albuquerque's power generation (for classroom use with this activity).

Grade 7 -- Mighty Macroinvertebrates: Students will use math and sampling techniques to simulate a bioassessment.  Using a net to scoop up colored beads that represent macroinvertabrates, they determine the relative health of their water sample. Informational Text/Vocab/Questions (Click here for the Spanish version) about Dogs and River Pollution (for classroom use with this activity).

Grade 8 -- Go with the Flow: Using trial and error, students determine the height they must build their reservoir so that water will flow to homes upon demand. Informational Text/Vocab/Questions (Click here for the Spanish version) about how evaporation impacts our water storage (for classroom use with this activity).

HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS - Click here for Common Core, Next Gen, NM Science Standards

Biodiversity is Grand: What are invasives? Why are are our cottonwoods in peril? Cover your bosque board to learn how our decisions impact the future biodiversity of NM.

Pollution Detective: Students use pH paper to search through their plot of dirt to find the source of groundwater pollution. If it's out of sight, should we keep it in mind?

What Scientists Do with Number One and Number Two -- Students fill their plastic cup toilet with wastewater and figure out how to clean it. After they separate water, trash, and sludge, they learn what Albuquerque's Wastewater Treatment Plant does with each. Micrographs and videos of our microscopic workers cleaning water are always a big hit! Visit our digital tour of the wastewater plant for intro or recap

Questions? Call Erin Keck at 289-3027 or email ekeck@abcwua.org.

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