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  • PostedApril 18, 2017

    UpdatedApril 18, 2017

    Posted byJean Larson

    This lesson is designed to help students understand that role that water plays in shaping the earth. This involves the processes of erosion, deposition, and weathering. This is directly connected to how water interacts with various earth materials. In this activity, students investigate different methods for removing pollutants from water using the properties of how water interacts with those materials. This interaction creates a source of water known as ground water. This same process is how water is also able to breakdown larger rocks into smaller ones, through water penetration and freezing.
    After being exposed to the problem of the lack of clean water around the world, the students will be tasked with designing and building their own water filters, mimicking Earth processes, to help provide solutions to this problem.

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  • PostedMay 5, 2016

    UpdatedMay 5, 2016

    Posted byAlison Haugh

    A lesson using Adobe Illustrator to teach basic concepts of computer design. This lesson spans 2 hours, and targets middle school students at a day summer camp.

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