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Lesson 2-1: All the Water in the World (US Version)

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Lesson 

Time

Engaging the Student (Entry Task) 

Developing the Ideas--Lesson

Checking for Understanding (exit ticket)

Student Handouts/Links
Teacher/Lesson Notes
Materials

1-3 class periods

Globe Toss Activity:

  • Ask students if they have been to the ocean and if they could see across the ocean to the next land mass. 
  • Ask students if they know or can guess how much of the earth is covered by sea water? If they don’t know ask them to make a prediction.  How would they measure this amount?

 

Where's All the Water Activity:

  • Brainstorm the question: Why do some people have access to water while others do not? 

 

 

 

 



Graphic Organizer Task: 

 

 

Water Facts Videos:


View the full lesson plan here:

 

The Lesson is divided into 2 Activities and 3 Tasks to Check for Understanding:

 

Lesson Activities:

  1. Globe Toss
  2. Where's All the Water?

 

Tasks to Check for Understanding:

  1. Graphic Organizer
  2. Water Facts Video & Discussion
  3. Water Footprint Calculator 

 

Globe Toss Activity:

  • Inflatable Globe

 

Where's All the Water Activity:

  • Graduated cylinder
  • Syringe
  • Tape for labeling
  • Marker for labeling
  • 4 Cups
  • Projector
  • Computer 
  • Liter of Water 

 

Graphic Organizer Task:

  • Graphic Organizers 1-4 (found in Student Handouts)
  • Post-It Notes 

 

Water Facts Video Task:

 

Water Footprint Calculator Task:

  • Website Link to Water Footprint Calculator 

 


Exit Ticket Question: 

 

  • What type of water is most important for human use?
  • Why is it important that we take care of the Earth's freshwater? 
 

 

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