TEK 1.7 Earth and space. The student knows that the natural world includes rocks, soil, and water that can be observed in cycles, patterns, and systems.

The student is expected to:(B) identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans; 

TEK 1.10 Organisms and environments.  The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments.

The student is expected to (A)  investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats.



Edward's Aquifer

Edwards Aquifer.plans.doc

This unit is a great follow-up for the Bodies of Water unit.  The vocabulary for the Edwards Aquifer is included in the Bodies of Water section.  This unit focuses on what an aquifer is, the formation, and how the water flows into it.

 This is a four question assessment that increases in difficulty.

Edwards.Aquifer.Habitat.plans.doc This unit is a continuation or a stand-alone unit of the adaptations of animals in the Edwards Aquifer.



Habitat Worksheet:  Students draw 3 animals that live in each of the different habitats:  Above ground, below ground, and in water. 
Edwards.Habitat.assess.doc This assessment for habitat includes questions on the Edwards Aquifer. 

Field Trips

                                        There are some great spots for students to visit around Austin.                                                  

Aquarena Springs in San Marcos

Inner Space Caverns