Public Utilities Teacher Resources

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Local Government: Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
Here is a super short quiz you can use after reviewing local governments and community organizations. There are five multiple choice questions and five matching questions all related to community groups and government. 
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Social Studies: Public Goods and Services Map

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss physical and human characteristics and list examples. After identifying government goods and services provided to the community, they locate examples of each located near their school. Based on their discoveries,...
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Stock Market Terminology

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Teaching a lesson on the stock market? In need of a visual tool to help you with tricky stock market terminology? Here you'll find 14 slides, each containing a term and full definition. A great way to kick off a Stock market unit.
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Unit 7 Chapter 16-17 Test Review: Global Economy

For Students 11th - 12th
International trade and the world economics are great topics in any economics class. Provide a study guide that will ensure your kids are on track when preparing for the next exam on the global economy. There are 34 questions related to...
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Crafting Models of Efficiency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students build and compare models of both an energy inefficient and efficient classroom. In this energy efficiency instructional activity, students creatively use recycled materials to build two separate classroom models. They factor in...
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Let's Save Water: Water Conservation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Did you know that cutting down your shower by one minute a day can save five gallons of water? Learn about water conservation with a science reading activity. After kids finish reading key terms and water-saving tips in a reading...
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Pesky Plastics: The Problem with Plastic

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
What can happen to the environment if plastic continues to pollute it? Learners read about the implications of plastic on health, water, and nature in a two-page reading passage. After they finish reading, they work on six comprehension...
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Water from the Well

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How much water does it take to brush your teeth? How about to wash your clothes? Perform an experiment that measures water usage in everyday tasks and compares them to the days before indoor plumbing, specifically the California gold...
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Waste Water Recycling

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What types of water qualify for recycling and how does the recycling process work? The eighth lesson in the 10-part series exploring Fresh Solutions presents both the financial and water savings associated with emerging recycling methods.
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 5 Section 2

For Students 11th - 12th
Have you just finished a chapter on the four stages of production? If so, you'll be able to hand out a short pop quiz. There are 10 questions total, all related to production economics. 
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Unit 6 Test Review: Money & The Fed Test Review

For Students 12th
Thirty-two study questions provide your economics class with the skills needed to pass a chapter exam. They work through each question to prepare for a test on the Fed and money.
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Economics Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
Time to take a quiz on the market economy! There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to price ceilings, floors, market price, and economy. Surprise your class, use this as a pop quiz!
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Unit-3 Study Guide: Business Structures & Financial Markets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Here is a study guide that provides five pages of information, including charts and graphs, on business structures and financial markets. It addresses mergers and acquisitions, nonprofits, monopolies, stocks and bonds, and more. The...
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Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How did San Francisco supply enough water for its residents over the last two centuries? Learn about droughts and water conservation in California, as well as specific historical events that led to the water system today. Kids read two...
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What is Drought? No Rain, No Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How can climate change affect our water supply? Have kids read a passage about the water cycle and water conservation, which includes six questions that challenge them to use context clues.
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What is Groundwater? Our Underground Water Supply

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Learn about the consequences of groundwater with a lesson about the different ways California handles water conservation and pollution. After reading a passage about the water table, learners apply what they have read to six...
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Recycled Water: A Smart Way to Reuse Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Learn about wastewater and recycled water with a science reading activity. After learners finish a two-page passage about conserving the water supply, they answer six comprehension questions about what they have read.
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Desalination: Turning Salt Water into Fresh Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How does San Francisco supply its citizens with enough water, even during a drought? Learn about reservoirs and why desalination could be a good solution with a reading passage about water conservation. After kids finish the...
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Our Water: Many Users - Many Uses

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
California's water supply is not always stable. Learn about the ways that California weathers a drought with a reading activity about water usage and agriculture. Once kids finish the reading passage, they answer a series of...
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How Much Energy Do You Use?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students take a survey of energy-consuming appliances in their homes and calculate the daily cost of operating these machines. They identify those appliances that consume the most energy and consider ways to reduce the amount of energy...
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Sustainability Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore alternative energy sources. In this environmental lesson, students discuss alternative energy sources and construct a plan to incorporate an alternative home technology into a bedroom. Students build a model of their...
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Is Our Water Clean?

For Teachers K
Students identify qualities of clean water and develop an awareness of people in the community who keep our water clean.
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Is Our Water Clean?

For Teachers K
Students identify qualities of clean water which will develop an awareness of people in the community who keep our water clean. This lesson has a literature tie-in with the "Magic School Bus" series.
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Making a Water Filter

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders draw a plan that they think will clean the sludge in a jar. Students construct the treatment system they designed, take a bottle of sludge to the system and try it out, writing down what happened.

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