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Exploring Streams: Stream Monitoring Curriculum Guide
for Middle and High School Teachers and Students

Hands-on Learning About Streams Within and Outside the Classroom

Streams are dynamic places to study! Middle and high school students will learn about at least six aspects of stream health when educators guide them through this Water Action Volunteers (WAV) stream monitoring curriculum. The following activity guide is divided into six sections. You can download the entire curriculum or specific components of it. Note that the version posted online does not contain answers. An educators' version is available in print. Contact the WAV Coordinator to find out about teacher training opportunities and/or to obtain a copy.

Click on links below to download available sections of the "Exploring Streams" Curriculum

Full curriculum (8.9 MB pdf)
Index and preface (1.2 MB pdf)
Section 1: Pre-Field Trip Activities (3.3 MB pdf)
Section 2: Field Trip Activities (1.4 MB pdf)
Section 3: Post Field Trip Activities (1.5 MB pdf)
Section 4: Student Workbook (3.0 MB pdf)
Section 5: Resources (1.4 MB pdf)
Section 6: Field Trip Materials (2.2 MB pdf)
Section 6 C: Student Data Sheets (916 KB pdf)
Section 6D: Station Leader Data Sheets (848 KB pdf)

As this curriculum was developed during the shift to Common Core State Standards, an addendum has been developed to aid teachers in understanding how these new standards align with each activity. The addendum will be updated as new core
curriculum standards are approved. >> View the addendum (663 KB pdf; Last updated January 2013)

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