Text The USGS Water Science School

TLF ID M013850

This resource is a website with extensive information about water, including the water cycle, water properties, surface water and groundwater, droughts, floods and tsunamis, and water quality. It also includes a section on hydroelectricity. There is an emphasis on data from the USA. The resource includes a photo gallery, water Q and A, a water glossary and true/false quizzes. The resource provides a search function and also includes links to other resources about water.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the year 7 science curriculum, particularly the content descriptions in Earth and space sciences referring to water as an important resource that cycles through the environment; and some of Earth's resources being renewable, while others are non-renewable. It could also be useful for the content description in Science as a Human Endeavour about science understanding influencing the development of practices in areas of human activity such as agriculture and terrestrial resource management
  • This resource would also be useful for the Water in the world unit of study in year 7 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly the content description that refers to the ways that water connects places as it moves through the environment, and the forms it takes as an available resource. The resource supports the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability.
Year level


Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Contributor
  • Name: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Description: Repository
  • URL: http://www.usgs.gov/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.usgs.gov/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
  • This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) material is in the public domain and may be used without restriction, provided proper credit is given.