suggested grade levels: 9-12
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1. Students will use the Digital Atlas of Idaho.
2. Students will learn about the properties of water.
Encourage your students to use the Digital Atlas of Idaho. Have them read the water section of the Digital Atlas. To get there: Click on Atlas Home, Hydrology, Basics, then on Chemistry. Have your students read through the pages on water. Encourage them to click on the links so they can see the various pictures and have them complete the following worksheet For a printable pdf copy of this worksheet you can give your students, just click below.
These are links to access the handouts and printable materials.
hydr2ho.pdf | hydr2AK.pdf | Chemistry
The sample questions below are shown in the printed handout.
Water is an amazing liquid -- it actually has some very unusual properties. These properties help water to support life through its actions in the water cycle and the chemical role it plays in every living cell. Use the following true/false questions as a guide to work through the water pages in the hydrology section of the digital atlas. To get there: Click on Atlas Home, Hydrology, Basics, then on Chemistry. This section will show you many of the chemical properties of water that make it the life-giving substance that it is.
1. Water contracts (gets smaller) when it freezes.
2. Water has a high surface tension.
3. Condensation is water coming out of the air.