Water, Water Everywhere?

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Visibly display the location of the water in the world. Using 12 liters of water to represent the total amount of water in the world, the class measures out the water located in different areas, such as the ocean and ice caps. Class members discuss the different ways humans use the amount of water left and how to better conserve it. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use containers to graphically represent the location of the water; for example, use a ice trays to place the water that is trapped in ice
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a container that will hold at least 12 liters of water
  • Uses measuring cups and spoons
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