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Knowitall.org Web Resources
These are Knowitall resources for ALL Web of Water Webisodes. See Knowitall resources for
individual webisodes on respective pages under "Knowitall."

Webisode 1: Blue Ridge:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to
them:

• At the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and
issues relating to pollution. Look for an object relating to DHEC to find out more about water
quality and what factors help us measure it.

• The Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org focuses more on natural resources and how
rivers have shaped communities.

Learn more about the Cherokee and other Native American tribes in South Carolina through
Knowitall.org at Periscope! Look for the back issue for Native American Heritage Month.

Go to SC Life to learn more about the plants and animals of the Cove Forest ecosystem and other
habitats. Here, you can also read more about beneficial relationships between plant and animal
species.

Go to Knowitall.org and learn about South Carolina’s landform regions and about different types
of maps at the following Web sites:
• RiverVenture.org

• A Natural State

• Scoot, or

• The History of South Carolina Slide Collection

Webisode 2: Piedmont:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to
them:

• Learn more about trade between Native Americans and European settlers from the Three
Rivers module of RiverVenture.org. Look for information about Congaree Town, Old Fort
Congaree, the Cherokee Path, the Town of Granby, and the Saxa Gotha Township.

• Learn about the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity, or find out more about natural
resources like bricks and how they are made by investigating the brick kilns and the clay quarry
in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

Play Scoot at Knowitall.org to learn more about counties in South Carolina.

Find out more about natural resources used in art through Knowitall.org at A Natural State. See
the teacher resources in A Natural State for supplementary materials, including Minerals Mined
in South Carolina and Some of Their Uses.

Go to Periscope at in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native Americans of
South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November issue on Native American Heritage Month.

Webisode 3: Sandhills:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected
to them:

• Learn more about the rivers of the Sandhills and the context of the Fall Zone in the Three
Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• Learn more about canals, their structure, the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity in
the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org.

• Learn more about settlement along the three rivers near Columbia at RiverVenture.org.

Webisode 4: Coastal Plain:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected
to them:

• Learn more about erosion and deposition in the Carrick Creek module of RiverVenture.org.

• At the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and
issues relating to pollution.

Go to Periscope at Knowitall.org in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native
Americans of South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November back issue on Native
American Heritage Month.

Webisode 5: Coast

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to
them:

• In the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, look for an object relating to the city of Charleston to
learn more about rice cultivation in the lowcountry.

• Look for the connection between the Cabbage Palmetto and Revolutionary War forts in the
Estuary module of RiverVenture.org.

• Find more examples of animals of the estuary at Knowitall.org in the Estuary Module of
RiverVenture!

Learn more about West African cultural heritage through Knowitall.org at Gullah Net.

Go to The Salt Marsh module of SC Life to find out more about the plants and animals of the
estuary.

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

See if you can find the answers to these questions by watching the webisodes!

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt Master

      Standards
      Discussion Questions
      Scavenger Hunt
      Knowitall
      Web Links

Webisode Standards Correlations
South Carolina Science Curriculum Standards for Web of Water webisodes:

Webisode 1: In the Blue Ridge PDF | Word

Webisode 2: In the Piedmont PDF | Word

Websiode 3: In the Sandhills PDF | Word

Webisode 4: In the Coastal Plain PDF | Word

Webisode 5: In the Coastal Zone PDF | Word

Webisode Discussion Questions

Questions for extension and enrichment with South Carolina science standards correlations:

Webisode 1: In the Blue Ridge PDF | Word

Webisode 2: In the Piedmont PDF | Word

Websiode 3: In the Sandhills PDF | Word

Webisode 4: In the Coastal Plain PDF | Word

Webisode 5: In the Coastal Zone PDF | Word

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

A worksheet for critical viewing of all webisodes:

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt

Web of Water Scavenger Hunt Master

Knowitall.org Web Resources

These are Knowitall resources for ALL Web of Water Webisodes. See Knowitall resources for
individual webisodes on respective pages under "Knowitall."

Webisode 1: Blue Ridge:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to
them:

• At the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and
issues relating to pollution. Look for an object relating to DHEC to find out more about water
quality and what factors help us measure it.

• The Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org focuses more on natural resources and how
rivers have shaped communities.

Learn more about the Cherokee and other Native American tribes in South Carolina through
Knowitall.org at Periscope! Look for the back issue for Native American Heritage Month.

Go to SC Life to learn more about the plants and animals of the Cove Forest ecosystem and other
habitats. Here, you can also read more about beneficial relationships between plant and animal
species.

Go to Knowitall.org and learn about South Carolina’s landform regions and about different types
of maps at the following Web sites:

• RiverVenture.org

• A Natural State

• Scoot, or

• The History of South Carolina Slide Collection

Webisode 2: Piedmont:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to
them:

• Learn more about trade between Native Americans and European settlers from the Three
Rivers module of RiverVenture.org. Look for information about Congaree Town, Old Fort
Congaree, the Cherokee Path, the Town of Granby, and the Saxa Gotha Township.

• Learn about the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity, or find out more about natural
resources like bricks and how they are made by investigating the brick kilns and the clay quarry
in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

Play Scoot at Knowitall.org to learn more about counties in South Carolina.

Find out more about natural resources used in art through Knowitall.org at A Natural State. See
the teacher resources in A Natural State for supplementary materials, including Minerals Mined
in South Carolina and Some of Their Uses.

Go to Periscope at in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native Americans of
South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November issue on Native American Heritage Month.

Webisode 3: Sandhills:
Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected
to them:

• Learn more about the rivers of the Sandhills and the context of the Fall Zone in the Three
Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• Learn more about canals, their structure, the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity in
the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org.

• Learn more about settlement along the three rivers near Columbia at RiverVenture.org.

Webisode 4: Coastal Plain:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about the how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected
to them:

• Learn more about erosion and deposition in the Carrick Creek module of RiverVenture.org.

• At the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and
issues relating to pollution.

Go to Periscope at Knowitall.org in order to learn more about the Catawba and other Native
Americans of South Carolina. At Periscope, look for the November back issue on Native
American Heritage Month.

Webisode 5: Coast:

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to
them:

• In the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, look for an object relating to the city of Charleston to
learn more about rice cultivation in the lowcountry.

• Look for the connection between the Cabbage Palmetto and Revolutionary War forts in the
Estuary module of RiverVenture.org.

• Find more examples of animals of the estuary at Knowitall.org in the Estuary Module of
RiverVenture!

Learn more about West African cultural heritage through Knowitall.org at Gullah Net.

Go to The Salt Marsh module of SC Life to find out more about the plants and animals of the
estuary.

Find lesson plans about slavery, rice cultivation, and colonial plantations at Knowitall.org
through the following Web sites:

• History of South Carolina Slide Collection, and

• Teaching American History in South Carolina (look for "Historical Background Notes" within
Lesson Plans)

Web Links

Supplementary lesson planning resources for ALL webisodes. See resources for individual
webisodes on respective pages under "Teachers."

WATER CYCLE, WATERSHEDS, AND WATER SCIENCE
(ALL webisodes)

A 70-page .pdf from the Environmental Protection Agency containing in-depth examination of
water resources, the water cycle, and more that includes lessons, conservation tips, worksheets,
etc:
http://www.epa.gov/region01/students/pdfs/gndw_712.pdf

Water Source Books for grades k-12 from the Environmental Protection Agency:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/index.html

Lessons and activities relating to groundwater:
http://www.groundwater.org/kc/kc.html

This “Models of the Water Cycle” set contains background information with activities and links
to an interactive demo of the water cycle for grades 6-8:
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=11&DocID=8

This “Models of the Water Cycle” set contains background information with activities and links
to an interactive demo of the water cycle for grades 3-5:
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=4&DocID=393

Lessons on hydrology surrounding Bryce Canyon National Park:
http://www.nps.gov/brca/forteachers/hydrology.htm

United States Geological Survey (USGS) site on “Water Science for Schools:”
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Create a model of a watershed with the following lesson:
http://sf-rocks.sfsu.edu/SFROCKS_Website/For_Teachers_files/WhenItRains.doc

Lesson dealing with issues relating to water conservation:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/waste-not-want-not/
Lesson materials to help teachers get students to start thinking about water usage; this can be
used as a collaborative project in which students can share their results on the Web:
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/drainproj/index.html

Posters for United States Geological Survey (USGS) outreach, including ones on watersheds,
water quality and water use:
http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html

A Discover Carolina lesson about drainage divides and watersheds that involves use of
topographic maps:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.pdf

A series of questions testing knowledge of watersheds:
http://www.bellmuseum.org/distancelearning/watershed/watershed2.html

Resources about ecosystems, including climate, food webs, biogeochemical cycles:
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html

In-depth explanations of Earth’s cycles, including the water cycle:
http://www.visionlearning.com/library/cat_view.php?c3=&cid=22&l=&let1=

A grade 4 “Land and Water Unit Template” from the Delaware Department of Education:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/content_areas/files/science/4%20Land%20and%20
Water%20Unit%20Template.pdf

MAPS AND MAP READING:
(Blue Ridge)

Table Rock topographic map available through the SC Maps Web site:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/scmaps/cartography/TableRockTopo.html

SC Maps lesson plan about interpreting the topographic maps:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/geolk12/SCStudies/unit2/PAunit2Day1.doc

Discover Carolina lesson in topographic map reading:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.pdf

Topographic map and aerial photo interpretation activity from Discover Carolina:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.html

Topographic maps and aerial photos of Table Rock at SC Maps:
http://www.clemson.edu/ces/geolk12/scmaps/maps/Chapters/2/Table.htm

Posters of South Carolina maps available at the SC Maps Web site:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/posters/SCGA%20Posters.pdf
A quiz on interpreting landforms based on topographic representations:
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/activities/map/map.html

27 Ideas for teaching with topographic maps from the United States Geological Survey (USGS):
http://education.usgs.gov/common/lessons/teaching_with_topographic_maps.html

SC Maps activity involving interpretation of aerial photographs:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/scmaps/map%20resource/8thSample.html

Discover Carolina topographic map and and aerial photo interpretation activity:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.html

Maps and curricula being developed for the entire southeastern region:
http://www.clemson.edu/ces/geolk12/semaps/index.html

FOREST ECOLOGY, STREAM ECOLOGY AND THE FOOD WEB
(Blue Ridge, Sandhills, Coastal Zone)

Introductory lesson from Discover Carolina about forest ecosystems including forest layers, and
the food chain:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09b02.html

An introduction to mountain stream ecology from Discover Carolina:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a02.html

Discover Carolina lesson including a forest layer diagram and food chain worksheet:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09b01.html

Discover Carolina lesson about stream ecology and the food web at Carrick Creek in Table
Rock:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a03.html

Discover Carolina lesson about forest ecology, including habitats, biotic and abiotic factors, food
chain dynamics, and transfer of energy:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature02b02.html

A suite of biology lessons from NASA about Earth’s cycles and the food web:
http://astroventure.arc.nasa.gov/teachers/bio_train.html

WEATHERING, EROSION AND DEPOSITION
(Blue Ridge, Coastal Plain)

An animation that demonstrates the formation of waterfalls and the effects of erosion:
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1305/es1305page01
.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
Activities for grades K-4 that demonstrate water erosion and other forms of natural erosion:
http://www.youth.net/cec/cecsci/cecsci.03.txt

More activities that demonstrate water and wind erosion, with substantial background
information:
http://www.utm.edu/departments/cece/old_site/seventh/7J2.shtml

Experiments to compare the variables of ground cover and changes in slope to understand
erosion control:
http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/education/lessons/act15.htm

A series of fully supported activities to demonstrate weathering and erosion:
http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/weather/teachers.pdf

A demonstration of stream or river erosion for grades 1-3:
http://www.nps.gov/brca/forteachers/landformact1.htm

Lessons for middle grades that distinguish types of weathering and erosion, while examining the
origins and roles of soils; also includes discussion of glacial erosion and deposition:
http://www.uwsp.edu/Education/pcook/unitplans/docs/erosion_and_deposition.doc

A “Sediment Deposition Lab:”
http://minerva.union.edu/hollochk/pedagogy/files/jg1.pdf

A series of videos and animations illustrating “Processes of River Erosion, Transport, and
Deposition:”
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geomorph/visualizations/erosion_deposition.html

WATER QUALITY
(Blue Ridge)

In this lesson about aquatic ecology for grade 5 from Discover Carolina, students investigate the
influence of biotic and abiotic factors on water quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature02a02.html

A lesson for grade 5 from Discover Carolina on the relationship between pH and water quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a01.html

A lesson for grade 5 from Discover Carolina on the relationship between temperature and water
quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature02a01b.html

A Discover Carolina lesson that explores the relationship between macroinvertebrates and water
quality:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09a02.html
More Discover Carolina lessons involving study of macroinvertebrates that allow calculation of a
water quality index:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature107.html

See how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources keeps real-time data for monitoring of
water quality. Have your students analyze the implications at specific sites:
http://mddnr.chesapeakebay.net/eyesonthebay/index.cfm

A United States Geological Survey (USGS) Primer on Water Quality:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-027-01/pdf/FS-027-01.pdf

Resources for help in teaching water quality based on monitoring as well as macroinvertebrate
studies:
http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/education/kidsinthecreek/

Real-time water resources data from United States Geological Survey (USGS), including water
quality, flood data, and more:
http://water.usgs.gov/data/

Informative web resource exploring all aspects of water, including water quality assessment and
methods of monitoring:
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/waterq3/WQintermpuzzle.html

Aspects of water quality and their affects on marine life:
http://www.h2ou.com/h2wtrqual.htm

EARTH’S CYCLES
(Blue Ridge)

An introduction to the carbon cycle with a lesson plan suggestion:
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_4_2_15t.htm

Resources about ecosystems, including climate, food webs, biogeochemical cycles:
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html

An in-depth look at the carbon cycle from NASA:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/index.php

A lesson about “The Human Impact on Water Quality” from Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.lp_waterquality/

In-depth explanations of Earth’s cycles:
http://www.visionlearning.com/library/cat_view.php?c3=&cid=22&l=&let1=

More on Earth’s cycles:
http://www.lenntech.com/matter-cycles.htm
The carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect:
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/CarbonCycle.html

An experiment demonstrating decomposition under various conditions:
http://www.globe.gov/tctg/decomp.pdf?sectionId=107

A suite of biology lessons about Earth’s cycles and the food web:
http://astroventure.arc.nasa.gov/teachers/bio_train.html

SYMBIOSIS
(Blue Ridge)

A lesson on lichens that involves a “lichen hunt” for grades 3-8. Introduces the concept of
mutualism:
http://myfwc.com/docs/educator/LichensWeLoveEm.pdf

A lesson from Teachers Domain with several activities to help students understand relationships
within an ecosystem:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/nat08.living.eco.humeco.lpsymstra/

An extensive lesson on mutualism and co-evolution:
http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons2/Roxane/page1.htm

ADAPTATION:
(Blue Ridge)

The South Carolina Aquarium curriculum for adaptations, food chains, communities and
ecosystems, and decomposers:
http://www.scaquarium.org/curriculum/iexplore/three_five/pre.htm

A lesson from Teachers Domain that explores a variety of ways that animals adapt themselves to
their environments (with links to several media resources):
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.reg.lp_adapt/

ROCKS, MINERALS AND MINING/ NATURAL RESOURCES:
(Piedmont, Sandhills)

A Discover Carolina lesson for 8th graders on identification of rocks and minerals based on
physical properties:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d02.html

An overview of the geologic composition of South Carolina, the geologic history of South
Carolina, and a map of the “Mineral Resources of South Carolina” from SC Maps:
http://sciway2.net/2001/sc-geology/Overview_of_SC_Geology.htm
The Mining Association of South Carolina has an “Education” section:
http://www.scmines.com/

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Information Yearbook – Volume 1
shows in-depth information for specific metals and minerals:
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/myb/

Education resources from the Mineral Information Institute:
http://www.mii.org/

Images of minerals, organized alphabetically, from a “Mineralogy Database:”
http://webmineral.com/

Natural resources mined by county from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/geology/images/Mining-pg.pdf

A lesson on mining in South Carolina from SC Maps:
http://www.clemson.edu/scmaps/SCStudies/unit1/ALunit1Day5.doc

South Carolina mining data from SC Maps:
http://www.clemson.edu/scmaps/SCStudies/unit1/unit1Day5-countymine.doc

SC Maps lesson on gold mining in SC:
http://www.clemson.edu/scmaps/SCStudies/unit1/SSunit1Day3.doc

A diagram of the rock cycle from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/geology/images/Rock_cycle_POSTER.pdf

“The Study of the Earth” booklet is a publication of the Mineral Information Institute, which is
full of lessons and activities about where natural resources come from, what they are used for,
and how they can be found all around us:
http://www.knowitall.org/naturalstate/html/teacher_resources/lessonplans/StudyoftheEarth.pdf

“Everyday Uses of Minerals” from the Mineral Information Institute:
http://www.mii.org/pdfs/everyday.pdf

Lesson plans from the PBS American Field Guide with video resources about mountain building
and the rock cycle:
http://www.pbs.org/americanfieldguide/teachers/rocks/rocks_sum.html#

An interactive rock cycle simulation from ExploreLearning:
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspView&ResourceID=436&CF
ID=723466&CFTOKEN=83278373

United States Geological Survey (USGS) materials on rocks and minerals:
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/rxmin/index.html
Rock cycle animation from Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.rockcycle/

United States Geological Survey (USGS) activities for teaching "Schoolyard Geology:"
http://education.usgs.gov/schoolyard/index.html

AGRICULTURE:
(Piedmont)

A Discover Carolina lesson from Kings Mountain State Park about farm life in the 1850’s that
includes map reading exercises involving analysis of transportation systems and population:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history04a01.pdf

A .pdf of the South Carolina Commodities map from the South Carolina Farm Bureau’s
Agriculture in the Classroom program:
http://www.scfb.org/UserFiles/scfb/Documents/commoditymap.pdf

Information about the “History of SC Agriculture” from the South Carolina Department of
Agriculture:
https://agriculture.sc.gov/content.aspx?ContentID=735

A book about the Piedmont of South Carolina called “The Habits of Industry:”
http://books.google.com/books?id=tIJsQhud6D8C&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=agriculture+in+t
he+piedmont+of+south+carolina&source=bl&ots=vEytxtYN3_&sig=WfRYU6FsyLCd_kXmW
NHj0aXSc7k&hl=en&ei=EuXoSdrEKKDFtgfMkpjEBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&res
num=20#PPP1,M1

A South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “African Roots, Carolina
Gold:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=136

A Discover Carolina series of lessons on rice culture in South Carolina from Hampton Plantation
State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history103.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “The Economic and Social
History of Tobacco Production in South Carolina:”
http://chicora.org/pdfs/Tobacco.pdf

COLONIAL LIFE AND NATIVE AMERICANS
(Piedmont)

Learn about Colonial Life and Trade in this series of Discover Carolina lessons From Colonial
Dorchester State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history102.html
A lesson from Edsitement about “American Colonial Life in the Late 1700’s: Distant Cousins:”
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=411

A .pdf of resources about colonial life in America:
http://msdadmin.scican.net/tah/handouts/may/Colonial_Life_Websites.pdf

Lessons from the Library of Congress about life in the colonies, based on primary resources from
the American Memory collections:
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/01/tinker/index.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “The First South Carolinians:
The Life and Times of Native Peoples in the Palmetto State,” meant to accompany a traveling
exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum:
http://chicora.org/pdfs/The%20First%20South%20Carolinians.pdf

An informative poster about Native American history of South Carolina that was used for South
Carolina Archaeology Month:
http://coscapa.org/SC_2008_Poster.pdf

HYDROELECTRICITY and DAMS:
(Piedmont)

Interactive diagram about how hydroelectricity works:
http://www.fwee.org/walk.html

Several animated illustrations of how water helps to generate power:
http://www.osv.org/explore_learn/waterpower/index.html

Information about dams, includes case studies and quizzes:
http://www.simscience.org/cracks/advanced/dams2.html

FLOODPLAIN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS:
(Sandhills)

A short NatureScene video on “Floodplain and Higher Ground Habitats” with background essay
and questions for discussion from South Carolina Educational Television (SC ETV) and
Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/etv08.sci.life.eco.fldplne/

A short NatureScene video on “Diversity of Hardwoods in the Congaree Swamp” with
background essay and questions for discussion from South Carolina Educational Television (SC
ETV) and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/etv08.sci.life.eco.hardwds/

A video segment on wetland productivity called “Nature’s Supermarket,” produced by WOSU
and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/odc08.scitech.swamps.supermarket/

A video segment on “The Effects of Flooding,” produced by WOSU and Teacher’s Domain:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/asset/odc08_vid_supermarket_ch2/

FOSSILS
(Coastal Plain)

SC Maps lesson relating to “Coastal Plain Fossils and Mineral Resources:”
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/geolk12/SCStudies/unit5/SCunit5Day3.doc

United States Geological Survey (USGS) activities teaching "Schoolyard Geology" with
resources about fossils:
http://education.usgs.gov/schoolyard/index.html

NATIVE VS. INVASIVE SPECIES
(Coastal Plain)

Suggested resources from the South Carolina Native Plant Society on native plants, invasive
plants, and conservation, including sites for gardens and heritage preserves:
http://www.scnps.org/links.html

The South Carolina Plant Atlas provides distribution maps and images of species, based on an
alphabetical listing of scientific names:
http://cricket.biol.sc.edu/acmoore/scplantatlas.html

Publications from the South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council for help with plant identification
and control:
http://www.se-eppc.org/publications.cfm

National Park Service’s Alien Plant Working Group from the Plant Conservation Alliance links
to information about all manner of plants in the upper right-hand corner of the screen under “Fact
Sheet Links:”
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pumo1.htm

A brief and informative .pdf on invasive plants from the National Park Service:
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/whatis.pdf

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “Knocking Back Biological
Invaders:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=188

A curriculum about ecosystems and native species versus invasive species, developed by the
National Park Service:
http://www.nps.gov/invspcurr/aliencurriculum.htm
An extensive lesson on monitoring invasive species:
http://biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons2/Carpenter/Overview.htm

CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION
(Coastal Plain)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species
Inventory:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/pls/heritage/county_species.select_county_map

South Carolina Heritage Preserves, organized alphabetically:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/heritage

Summaries about “Extinct and Endangered Birds,” including the Carolina Parakeet, Ivory-Billed
Woodpecker, Passenger Pigeon and more:
http://www.marcschlossman.com/downloads/EXTINCTION_captions.pdf

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “Exploring Early Carolina’s
Natural Riches,” about early colonial naturalists and the theory of natural selection:
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=373

Backyard conservation tips on a number of topics, including water conservation, cultivating a
backyard habitat, creating a backyard pond or wetland, pest management, tree planting, and
more:
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/index.html

RICE IN SC
(Coastal Zone)

A South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “African Roots, Carolina
Gold:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=136

A Discover Carolina series of lessons on rice culture in SC from Hampton Plantation State
Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history103.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “Benjamin Mazyck, The
Mystery Man of Goose Creek: A Curriculum for the Study of Eighteenth Century South Carolina
Huguenots, Rice Plantations, and Slavery:”
http://chicora.org/pdfs/Mazyck.pdf

MARINE ECOLOGY
(Coastal Zone)
A Discover Carolina lesson on barrier island ecology:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature104a01.pdf

A lesson for 5th grade from Discover Carolina that takes a closer look at roles of organisms in
marine ecosystems and addresses populations, energy flow, and the food chain in relation to
water quality, etc.:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature104b01.pdf

A lesson for 5th graders from Discover Carolina about preserving the marine ecosystem that
allows hypothesizing about various scenarios, such as removal of an organism, or a shift in biotic
or abiotic factors:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature07f.pdf.pdf

GROUPINGS OF RESOURCES:
(Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Sandhills)

The Discover Carolina program curricula:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s01overview.html

SC Maps resources for various units of study:
http://www.clemson.edu/ces/geolk12/scmaps/maps/index.html

The SC Maps Teacher’s Manual:
http://www.clemson.edu/ces/geolk12/scmaps/Manual/sc_maps_teaching_manual.html

Teacher resources from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR),
including PowerPoint presentations on rocks and minerals, weathering and erosion, natural
disasters, landforms, plate tectonics, etc.:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/geology/Education.htm

NY Regents Exam Preparation Center on the Web for Earth Science; topics include composition
of the earth, topographic mapping, rocks and minerals, weathering, erosion and deposition, as
well as earthquakes and plate tectonics:
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/earthsci/earthsci.cfm

A page of Web links to resources about Earth processes:
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/web/earth.html

United States Geological Survey (USGS) science education resources with links to further
resources for various grade ranges:
http://education.usgs.gov/

An interactive site about various aspects of ecology including lessons on water, streams and
mountains, photosynthesis, forest ecosystems, adaptations of animals, co-adaptation of
organisms, and more:
http://www.gfawesome.org/~flashVersion=true/school/lessons.html
   SCETV.org
   Knowitall.org
   LEEP
   RiverVenture
   Organic Process Productions

								
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