Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems
The three units in the “Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems” are designed to teach middle schoolers about the role water plays in all life. Unit 1 builds background knowledge. In Unit 2, scholars explore major US watersheds as well as their local watersheds. The lessons in Unit 3 provide the scaffolding for the unit summary writing assessment. The lessons include text-dependent discussion questions, activities, and assessments.