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Where We Get Our Fresh Water

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
This fresh resource explores the world's fresh water: where it can be found, and how humans use it. You might be surprised at the variety of domestic uses! Short, but sweet, this feature can be followed by a class discussion using the...
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Investigate Fresh Water

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
It's all about freshwater in this water interactive! Users navigate through freshwater habitats such as lakes, rivers, and wetlands, taking note of the animals that live there. They also look at a desert habitat for comparison. Learners...
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Exploring Density with Salt and Fresh Water: Part 5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This particular lesson was written by the National Earth Science Teachers Association, but density is a concept that you can teach at the beginning of the school year in your life, physical, or earth science classes. It would be fun to...
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Biomes : Freshwater

For Teachers 4th - 8th
About 70% of the earth's surface is covered in water, but how much of this water is fresh? Show this video to introduce your conservationists to the freshwater biome and the species that live there.
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Freshwater Availability Classroom Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This science assignment produced by NASA teaches inquiring minds the distribution of Earth's water. Learners will appreciate and understand the importance of fresh water and how weather and climate affects everything.
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Fresh Water Facts

For Students 4th - 6th
In this fresh water worksheet, students click on the links in the questions about fresh water to find the answers and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 9 questions total.
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We Need Freshwater

For Students 1st Standards
Why do we need freshwater? Because freshwater sustains life. After reading a three-paragraph passage about the importance of freshwater, first graders respond to the article by answering comprehension questions. The resource includes...
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Fresh Water Scarcity: An Introduction to the Problem

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Freshwater is not as plentiful as one might think! Explore how limited this fundamental resource is, how it is being used, and how shortages can be addressed. When you are teaching upper-elementary or middle school earth scientists about...
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Life Cycle of Salmon

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After eight years of roaming in the ocean, salmon go back to the freshwater stream of their birth place to lay their own eggs. They jump, swim, and dive through obstacles to travel upstream. The salmon stop eating, lay their eggs, and...
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Thirsty Manatees

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Manatees are dependent upon freshwater. Due to a shortage, these thirsty animals are putting themselves in danger. Watch this video to learn why.
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Earth's Water: A drop in your cup

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students complete activities where they observe the amount of freshwater in the world as a fraction of the actual amount of water using different mixtures. In this freshwater lesson plan, students brainstorm on how to preserve freshwater. 
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Dripping Away

For Students 7th - 10th
In this global issues worksheet, students read a 3-page article and examine the provided charts about the world's freshwater supply. Students then respond to 6 short answer questions.
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Water Quantity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
It may be tricky for a young mind to conceptualize that less than 1% of all water on earth is useable for humans to drink. Simulating the amount of fresh water available on earth by removing measured amounts of water from a five-gallon...
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The Basics of Freshwater

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Most of the water on Earth is found in our oceans; however, humans cannot survive on salt water. Instead, we need freshwater. So, what is freshwater and where does it come from? This is the focus of a video that discusses the differences...
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H2O-NO! - Fresh Water Problems

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
If the amount of freshwater in an ecosystem changes, in what way is the specific ecosystem affected? This is the focus of a video that discusses the importance of freshwater and how all ecosystems need freshwater to sustain life.
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Freshwater Fish Anatomy & Taxonomy

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders use a classification key to identify organisms.  In this classification lesson students identify freshwater species of fish and document their observations. 
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Environment: Water & Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The introduction to the lesson mentions a sailor's limited capacity to store drinking water on his ship. Pupils then set up an overnight experiment to remove freshwater from salt water by distillation. There is a math and map activity to...
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Biomes: Freshwater & Seawater

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe organisms behavior and adaptations.  In this biomes lesson students conduct fieldwork to determine water quality and answer questions about the differences between different habitats. 
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Watershed Ways

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars connect the water cycle concept with local fresh water availability and consumption. They identify waterways in their own region. Students define, predict, research, and map local watershed areas. They research the...
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Water Conservation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Open learners' eyes to the challenge of finding safe drinking water – something we often take for granted in our country. The PowerPoint presentation includes images, graphs, diagrams, and even a video to stimulate discussion on how we...
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Our Water Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Fresh water is a precious resource. Most kids don't realize how little of the water on Earth is actually drinkable. This lesson plan will help to illuminate them on this important topic. They discus the ratio of water to land, where most...
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Desalination: Turning Salt Water into Fresh Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How does San Francisco supply its citizens with enough water, even during a drought? Learn about reservoirs and why desalination could be a good solution with a reading passage about water conservation. After kids finish the...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 1

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Is your current lesson plan for salt and freshwater literacy leaving you high and dry? If so, dive into part one of a seven-part series that explores the physical features of Earth's salt and freshwater sources. Junior hydrologists...
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Develop a Wellhead Protection Program

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers take on the role of different small town community members to discuss ways to protect the local wellhead. A simulated committee meeting encourages them to consider how the freshwater supply is used by the different...

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