Learn, Protect, and Promote Water

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A hands-on activity helps learners explore the water cycle. After discussing how they use water, classes discuss water pollution and then move into a simulation where 20 pupils move through the water cycle based on description cards. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of having 20 individuals perform the simulation, divide the class into groups of eight and have each of them complete the cycle; this approach engages all learners
  • Ask what would happen to the cycle if pollution entered the cycle at point _____; discuss how this would disrupt or change the flow
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity assumes scholars know the steps of the water cycle

  • Activity has classes up and moving around, reaching kinesthetic learners
  • This lesson is simple and easy to incorporate into a unit on natural resources

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Common Core