Students become detectives with PPHM Scavenger Hunts, which assist students with word and object recognition while having a good time. They search in pairs either in the Pioneer Town exhibit or our Special Exhibit area in the basement to find the listed objects. This is a great end-of-school activity!
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Past, Present and Future of the Ogallala Aquifer
Recommended for grades 4-8
Duration 20 minutes
This program will present the past, present and future of the Ogallala Aquifer and its importance in the region. Students will learn the geologic history of the aquifer, how it formed and was filled. Also presented will be its discovery and the subsequent use of the aquifer by humans. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss the future of the aquifer and form their own thoughts on its continued use and preservation.
Students will have the opportunity to:
· Learn how and when the Ogallala Aquifer was formed.
· Examine the history of its use by humans.
· Discover what we use the water in the aquifer for.
· Discuss how we can help limit the use of the water in the aquifer and keep it useable.
TEKS: Science (4) 3 B,C, 7 B,C; (5) 7 B,C; (6) 3 A,B, 10 D; (7) 3 A,B, 8 A,B,C; (8) 3 A,B, 8 A,B,C
Social Studies (4) 6 A,B, 12 B; (5) 23 D; (6) 3 A, 5 A,B,C; (7) 7 B, 9 A,B,C; (8) 10 C
Language Arts (4) 27 A,B, 28, 29; (5) 27 A,B,C, 28, 29; (6) 26 A,B,C, 27, 28; (7) 26 A,B,C, 27, 28; (8) 26 A,B,C, 27, 28