Lesson 9: Lakes and Ponds


Lesson 9: Lakes and Ponds

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Lesson 9: Lakes and Ponds

Lesson 9.0: Lakes and Ponds Summary Overview

Lesson 9.1: Lakes and Ponds Introduction

Lesson 9.2: Texas Lakes

Lesson 9.3: Texas Ponds

Lesson 9.4: Lakes

Lesson 9.5: Lake Ecosystems

Lesson 9.6: Pond Succession

Lesson 9.7: Lake Use

Lesson 9.D: Definitions


Lakes and ponds provide habitat for many plants, insects, fish, birds and other wildlife, much of our drinking water and important economic and recreational opportunities for Texans.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Lakes and Ponds is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 9 that includes relevant science topics in 9 videos: Where are ponds and lakes in your community? What role do they play in your economy? How are lakes similar to ponds? How are they different? What kind of organism makes up the greatest amount of living material in a pond? Besides providing food, what other roles do plants have in lake and pond ecosystems? How are plants that live under water similar to plants that live on land? How are they different? How do temperature and oxygen levels in ponds change during each 24-hour period? How do ponds change over time? What are the benefits and costs of building new reservoirs as a solution for Texas’ future water needs?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 9: Lakes and Ponds