Cobb County Government

Middle & High School Programs
What is a Watershed?

Explore the watershed concept and how topography influences the movement of water across the landscape. Students will discuss water movement and identify local water quality issues impacting streams and lakes.

Standards: S6CS4b | S6E3a | S6E3b | S8CS5

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Lab

Macroinvertebrates (stream bugs) are excellent indicators of water quality. Learn to identify and categorize aquatic insects by pollution tolerance levels to determine stream health. Introduce your students to these fascinating water bugs before taking a water monitoring field trip to a local pond or stream. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Standards: S6-8CS1a | S6-8CS2 | S6-8CS9 | S7CS5 | S7L1 | S7L4

Water Chemistry Study

Learn to collect water samples and perform water quality experiments including dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and conductivity. This hands-on chemistry activity incorporates the scientific method. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Standards: S6-8CS1a | S6-8CS2 | S6-8CS3 | S6-8CS4 | S6-8CS9 | S7L4c | S8P1

Visual Stream Survey

Is your stream healthy? Learn basic observation skills to help you evaluate the condition for your stream.

Standards: S6-8CS2| S6-8CS9 | S7L4c

River to River

Where does our drinking water come from? What happens to our water after we use it? Explore how a drinking water and wastewater treatment facility function.

Standards: S6-8CS4b | S6-8CS5a

Snakes of Georgia & Their Adaptations

Some people fear them, some are attracted to them, but almost nobody is indifferent toward snakes. How have snakes adapted to survive in their environment? Which species in Georgia are venomous and how can you tell? Most importantly, how do they benefit our ecosystem? This lab includes the use of live specimens.

Standards: S6-8CS2

What is a Watershed?

Explore the watershed concept and how topography influences the movement of water across the landscape. Students will create topographic maps, discuss water movement, and identify local water quality issues impacting streams and lakes.

Standards: SB4d | SES3a | SEC2d | SEC5a | SEV5d | SEV2 | SEV5d | SEV5e | SG4c | SG4e

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Lab

Macroinvertebrates (stream bugs) are excellent indicators of water quality. Learn to identify and categorize aquatic insects by pollution tolerance levels to determine stream health. Introduce your students to these fascinating water bugs before taking a water monitoring field trip to a local pond or stream. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Standards: SCSh2 | SCSh3 | SB4a | SB4d | SB4f | SEC1c | SEC2c | SEC2d | SEC5a | SEN1a | SEN1f | SEN2c | SEV3d | SEV5d | SEV5e | SZ4 | SZ5a

Water Chemistry Study

Learn to collect water samples and perform water quality experiments including dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and conductivity. This hands-on chemistry activity incorporates the scientific method. Data collected from monitoring groups will be entered into the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream statewide database.

Standards: SCSh1 | SCSh2 | SCSh3 | SCSh8 | SB4d | SC2b | SC5a | SC7b | SEC5a | SEV2d | SEV3d | SEV5e | SPS6a | SPS6d | SPS6e

Visual Stream Survey

Is your stream healthy? Learn basic observation skills to help you evaluate the condition for your stream.

Standards: SCSh2 | SEV5a | SEV5d

River to River

Where does our drinking water come from? What happens to our water after we use it? Explore how a drinking water and wastewater treatment facility function.

Standards: SEV4b | SEV4f | SB4d

What Do You Know About Where You Live?

What is a community? Students develop a working definition of a community and identify essential elements/characteristics of the community they live in. What biotic and abiotic factors are found in your community? Explore your campus to see what other organisms share their community.

Standards: SB4 | SBO2a | SBO2c | SBO6b | SEC1a | SEC1c | SEC3 | SEV1e | SEV2 | SEV3d | SEV3e | SEV5d | SEV5e

Surface Water Bacteria Monitoring

Students will have the opportunity to practice laboratory procedures by monitoring their local waterway for E. coli and determining what levels exceed a healthy baseline.

Standards: SCSh1 | SCSh2 | SCSh3 | SCSh8 | SB4a | SB4d | SEC5a | SMI5b | SMI6e

Waterborne Illness & Human Health

Across the globe, waterborne diseases have become an increasing threat to community health. This program explores different diseases present in the U.S. and in other countries and their impact on environmental health.

Standards: SCSh1 | SCSh3 | SB4a | SB4d | SEC2d | SEC5a | SEPI1c | SEPI2 | SMI7b | SMI7c