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Water Fundamentals

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

50 minutes
One 40–minute session
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Science
Grade: 
5, 6
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About

The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the unique characteristics of water on Earth, including the lack of abundant freshwater resources. They will also explore the many ways they use and depend upon water, how humans are conserving water resources, and why their personal habits related to water matter. The presentation serves as a guide and launching point for multiple discussions and activities that are highlighted in the corresponding Teacher’s Notes.

Key objectives for students
Describe the uniqueness of water on Earth.
Describe several ways that people use water.
Give examples of ways people can conserve water.
Identify how personal water habits matter in terms of a larger ecology.
Secondary subjects
Chemistry, Physics, World
Topics
water use, water qualities, water scarcity, personal habits, water conservation, Drought, irrigation, Conserve, Conservation, xeriscape
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Critical Thinking, Digital citizenship, Systems thinking
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Optimism
Methods
Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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