The "Water Science for Schools" website is hosted by the US Geological Survey and is targeted to middle school and high school audiences. It contains a wealth of information about water, focusing primarily on its use as a resource. In addition to descriptions, the site contains images, maps, and tables of data, along with an extensive glossary, and interactive opinion surveys.
Target Student Population:
Middle and High School students primarily but could be used for college level as well.
Type of Material:
Evaluation and Observation
Excellent descriptions follow the introductions,and connect well from one concept to another.Excellent resource for properties of water,water cycle, water use,etc.
Good detail information, should be used together with specific materials from course syllabi. The Web items in this "Bridge site" that complement this site are "Water on the Web" Dr. Bruce Munson, and "Important Water Quality Measurements" Kentucky Water Watch
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Several interactive sections such as quizzes, assignments, graphics and well-planned sections and activities which should facilitate the presentation and learning experience
Recommended for use after initial classrom discussion on the subject of Water and its properties
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Well-organized, clearly labeled sections, easy to navigate, well-planned and executed links
The interface, the graphics, text descriptions are all excellent