Our middle school lessons are listed below. Click on a lesson name to access the PDF. The lessons are an integrated, place-based approach to science, language arts, social studies, art, and math. They are age-appropriate, easy to implement, and is supported by facts and data from the FWRA. These materials have been designed to complement state curriculum standards including the new science core standards.
The lessons are presented with a weekly theme and there are 5 lessons per week. Most lessons can be used independently. For more details on the key questions and vocabulary students will learn, or to search by keyword to find the perfect lesson for your students, click here!
Contact Heather Geist if you have any education questions or curriculum requests.
|Week 1: Water, Its Uses & Importance|
|Lesson 1: Water Connections||Lesson 2: Water Expressions||Lesson 3: Water Values||Lesson 4: Water Power||Lesson 5: Water Underground|
|Week 2: The Farmington River Waterhsed|
|Lesson 6: Water Ways||Lesson 7: Water Lines||Lesson 8: Water Absorption||Lesson 9: Riparian Banks||Lesson 10: Carrying Capacities|
|Week 3: Watershed Ecosystems|
|Lesson 11 Diversity Walk||Lesson 12: Water Webs||Lesson 13: Riparian Explorer||Lesson 14: Water Finds||Lesson 15: Wetland Wonders|
|Week 4: Going Back to the Past|
|Lesson 16: Colonial Times||Lesson 17: Geology Formations||Lesson 18: Water Threats||Lesson 19: Farmington Canal||Lesson 20: Water Wheel|
|Week 5: Water Pollution and Monitoring|
|Lesson 21: Water Studies||Lesson 22: Water Checks||Lesson 23: Water Mystery||Lesson 24: Turbid Tides||Lesson 25: Potential Polluters|
|Week 6: Water Protection and Conservation|
|Lesson 26: Making the Connection||Lesson 27: Water Watchers||Lesson 28: Water Survey||Lesson 29: Drought Dilemma||Lesson 30: Water Actions|