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Virginia's Natural Resource Education Guide: Virginia's Agricultural Resources

Students will learn the difference between colonial and modern farming practices in Virginia. They will look at data on farming income, harvesting dates and crop types.

Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Type(s): Lessons and Activities
Level(s): Elementary School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Virginia
Keywords: land use, agriculture, erosion, sediment, soil and rocks

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Muddying the Waters Lesson

Students will examine the effect sedimentation has on water quality by conducting an experiment to observe the effects of sediment on water quality. Students will then generate ideas for reducing sediment in their community.

Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Type(s): Lessons and Activities
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Virginia
Keywords: stormwater, erosion, experiments and investigations, sediment, soil and rocks

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To Protect Your Streams, Protect Your Mountains Lesson

Students investigate threats to a watershed: erosion, sedimentation, point and non-point source pollution.

Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Technology
Type(s): Lessons and Activities
Level(s): Middle School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Pennsylvania
Keywords: pollution, point source, non-point source, watershed, erosion, experiments and investigations, sediment, soil and rocks, stream study

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