CENTRAL REGION GROUNDWATER PROTECTION COMMITTEE
GROUNDWATER LENDING LIBRARY
1. Water Conservation - A coloring and
activities book. 500 booklets available on a first come, first serve basis.
2. Groundwater Education - Program designed
for use on IBM or IBM compatible computers. Program distributed free from USEPA.
3. 5th Grade - Think Earth, Environmental
Education Program. Focuses on protecting the quality of our air, water, and
soil. Students learn about various pollution problems - smog, global warming,
ozone depletion, acid rain, groundwater and soil pollution, and surface water
and ocean pollution. They learn how these problems are caused by human
activities and what the effects are on the environment. Finally, they learn
everyday behaviors they can use to help minimize pollution.
4. 7th to 9th Grades - The Ten Day Water
Environment Curriculum is designed to be utilized in a ten day format: nine days
of classroom instruction and a field trip on the tenth day. The materials have
been organized to facilitate the teaching of the various topics related to the
water environment. Topics include: the water cycle, dissolved oxygen, drinking
water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, micro-organisms, solids
processing, groundwater and water conservation.
5. 7th to 12th Grades - Water, Water
Everywhere is a program for studying environmental science, designed especially
for, but not limited to, students in grades 7 through 12. It integrates reading,
discussion and hands-on science, and activities can be conducted in the
classroom and/or in the field. Developed by teachers for teachers, WWE is
dedicated to the firm belief that learning about water can be fun.
6. Groundwater Flow Model - This model can
be used to demonstrate groundwater flow and contamination.
7. EnviroScape Groundwater Model - This
model can be used to demonstrate How Water Pollution Occurs (this demo shows the
origin of both point and nonpoint sources of water pollution and how a watershed
works) and How You Can Prevent Water Pollution (this demo illustrates practical
solutions for keeping pollutants from entering the waterbody). The demonstration
can be adapted for the full range of ages (K-adult) and can last from 15 minutes
to an hour.
Music (cassette type):
8. Excuse Me, Sir, That's My Aquifer! - Folk
music has long been a voice of social consciousness. It seems quite natural to
express concerns regarding our environment using this format. Ann Bailey does
not use the hard-hitting sledge hammer approach that was prevalent in the folk
music of the 1960's. Instead, Ann uses humor and a voice filled with optimism
and hope to raise our awareness and spur us on to personal action.
9. Waterhog Haven, VHS, 6 minutes - Teach
kindergarten through third grade children the value of water conservation with
this comical video produced under the direction of the San Diego County Water
10. Down the Drain, VHS, 30 minutes -
Narrated by the well-known child spokesperson, Stephanie Yu, this video uses an
investigative news format to teach children about the water cycle, water
pollution, and water treatment. It was developed for children in grades 4 to 9
by Children's Television Workshop.
11. Take A Look . . . Rain, VHS, 10 minutes
- Meet Jeffrey, who isn't too excited about having to spend his day indoors
because of rain. Although rain dampens Jeffrey's day, he uses the experience to
find out why the water cycle is so important to our world. The program was
developed by TV Ontarior for elementary students.
12. What Do You Know About H20?, VHS, 22 minutes
- This video tape presentation is full of fun and interesting facts about water.
Narrated by well known TV commentator Dr. Frank Field, it points out some
amazing statistics about how much water we use and make. Fast-moving and
entertaining, this video is ideal for students in grades 7 through 12.
13. Water Gift of Life, VHS, 50 minutes -
The Nature Company has put together a breath taking video experience depicting
the beauty of water. The original music score delicately interweaves with the
natural rhythms of water and eloquent narration by Gregory Peck. It's suitable
for students in 4th grade through high school.
14. Big Fears, Little Risks, VHS, 30 minutes
- This compelling and informative video provides a much-needed new perspective
on chemicals in our environment and their effects on human health. Narrated by
the venerable newscaster, Walter Cronkite, the video features seven of the
world's leading experts on biochemistry, cancer, toxicity, agricultural science
and public safety. This video is a powerful youth education tool, ideal to show
to high school students.
15. Your Water, Your Life, VHS, 28 minutes -
This video provides graphic, detailed information about cities and towns which
have experienced water contamination problems, and the methods residents used to
combat industrial waste producers. A review of the water cycle, and
contamination's part in the degredation of the water quality are discussed in
detail. This video would be ideal for high school students and adults.
16. The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole,
Volume 1, The Hydrologic Cycle, VHS, 10 minutes - NEW Tad and Ethel
follow the hydrologic cycle: the process where water moves from one point to the
next and one place to another. Steps: water storage, evaporation, transpiration,
precipitation. Ideal for children ages 7 through 12.
17. The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole,
Volume 2, From the Source to the Tap, NEW VHS, 9 minutes - Tad and
Ethel speak to Dr. Flo about how a water source goes to the tap. Steps: water
treatment, distribution system, pressures to the tap, used water down drain,
back to source. Ideal for children ages 7 through 12.
18. The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole,
Volume 3, Water Treatment, VHS, 9 NEW minutes - Water comes from
lakes, rivers, and streams into the water treatment plant. Tad and Ethel talk to
Mr. Tubbs about how raw water is turned into drinking water. Ideal for children
ages 7 through 12.
19. The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole,
Volume 4, Source Protection, VHS, 9 NEW minutes - Tad and Ethel go to
Ethel's old home, Crystal Lake, and they talk to Dr. Flo about following safety
rules to keep water pollution to a minimum. Ideal for children ages 7 through
20. The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole,
Volume 5, Fun Water Facts, VHS, 9 NEW minutes - Tad Pole becomes the
answer toad. He and Ethel answer people's questions about water facts for 25
cents a question. Ideal for children ages 7 through 12.
21. The Hydrologic Cycle, Water in Motion, VHS, 20
minutes - With live action video and NEW computer graphics,
understand how water moves through the hydrologic cycle. Discover how natural
events affect evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff, and storage.
With increasing demand for usable fresh water, learn why the use and misuse of
this precious Earth resource is a global environment concern. Grades 7 through
ALL MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOAN THROUGH THE CENTRAL REGION GROUNDWATER
PROTECTION COMMITTEE AT 21306 ILLINOIS ROUTE 9, TREMONT, IL 61568, OR BY CALLING
EVELYN NEAVEAR (309) 925-5511 OR 477-2223, EXTENSION 250, OR FAX (309) 925-4100.