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National Geographic MapMaker Kits

MapMaker Kit Mega Maps are large wall or floor maps that students can build together. The finished product can cover the wall of a classroom, cafeteria, or gymnasium—even the side of a school building. It includes outlines of continents, islands, country and state borders, major cities, bodies of water, and rivers. Pale lines labeled on the four sides indicate latitude and longitude in degrees. Mega Maps allow students to explore a variety of features and topics by physically interacting with and making maps.


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The Water Planet











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Water Activities & Lessons Using National Geographic MapMaker Kits

Your Ocean


Great Barrier Reef



Water Heritage Sites







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Water Activities & Lessons

USGS Real - Time Water Data for the Nation
USGS has data for stream flow conditions at over 8,000 locations. The information contained in this website can easily be adapted into lesson plans, projects, and classroom activities for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

Drinking Water & Ground Water
The EPA has a comprised list of water lesson plans to demonstrates the importance of water. These classroom activities are broken down for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university grade levels.

Build Your Own Watershed
This lesson plan demonstrates what a watershed is with a classroom activity. This project requires students to build a watershed. This activity would be a good way to demonstrate watersheds for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

Build Your Own Aquifer
This lesson plan has a classroom activity that involves creating an aquifer. This project allows students to interact with aquifers and possible pollution of them. This lesson plan can be used for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

Water, Water Everywhere
This water lesson plan involves a classroom activity that helps students understand the availability of water. Elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students will benefit from this water lesson.

Mini Water Cycle
This water cycle lesson plan allows students to see a demonstration of the water cycle through a classroom activity. This project can be modified and used to inform elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

Water- The "Blue Gold"
This Lesson plan gives students the ability to identify and discuss some environmental impacts of water in their local environment. This activity is a helpful strategy to educate elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

Seepy Sandwiches
This lesson plan is a good way to demonstrate water pollution using a classroom activity. This classroom activity is a great way to help elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students understand this concept.