Extension Activities

There are many opportunities to extend and expand the activities listed in this module. Several examples are listed below.

Extension 1

Drop in the Bucket Activity: From Project WET, this straightforward activity is a fun and easy way to illustrate the relative scarcity of freshwater on Earth, and the importance of protecting our water resources.

Extension 2

Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen: From the Science Junction website, this page includes three lesson plans involving dissolved oxygen and water quality.

Extension 3

Pollution Solutions: From the EPA, in this lesson students will learn some of the ways water is polluted and will simulate the steps in the water-treatment process.

Extension 4

One in a Million: From the EPA, in this lesson students will perform a dilution experiment demonstrating how a substance in solution can have differing concentrations.

Extension 5

Water Cycle Relay: From the EPA, in this lesson students will review the important steps in the water cycle.

Extension 6

USGS Water Lessons: From the USGS, on this page you will find general information, place-based resources and lessons about water.


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The MSP project is funded by an ESEA, Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction. MSP was developed by the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and faculty from Montana Tech of The University of Montana and Montana State University, with support from other Montana University System Faculty.