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 ConnectionsLesson 2: Water ExpressionsLesson 3: Water ValuesLesson 4: Water PowerLesson 5: Water Underground
Week 2: The Farmington River Waterhsed
Lesson 6: Water WaysLesson 7: Water LinesLesson 8: Water AbsorptionLesson 9: Riparian BanksLesson 10: Carrying Capacities
Week 3: Watershed Ecosystems
Lesson 11 Diversity WalkLesson 12: Water WebsLesson 13: Riparian ExplorerLesson 14: Water FindsLesson 15: Wetland Wonders
Week 4: Going Back to the Past
Lesson 16: Colonial TimesLesson 17: Geology FormationsLesson 18: Water ThreatsLesson 19: Farmington CanalLesson 20: Water Wheel
Week 5: Water Pollution and Monitoring
Lesson 21: Water StudiesLesson 22: Water ChecksLesson 23: Water MysteryLesson 24: Turbid TidesLesson 25: Potential Polluters
Week 6: Water Protection and Conservation
Lesson 26: Making the ConnectionLesson 27: Water WatchersLesson 28: Water SurveyLesson 29: Drought DilemmaLesson 30: Water Actions

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