Activity

Water Works on a Blue Planet

This Water Works on a Blue Planet activity also includes:

Keep within a water budget. Learners find out that less than 2.5% of Earth's water is available to drink—and that there is a fixed amount of water. Scholars read an interesting article comparing the available water to a game of Monopoly with a limited amount of funds. They also learn that it's the distribution of the funds that matters. Pupils gain a deeper understanding of the water cycle and create a poster or mural to show its dynamic nature.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research clouds to figure out cloud type as well as how clouds affect the climate
  • Find out more about weather satellites that specifically look at clouds
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class has a basic understanding of the water cycle
Pros
  • Defines the vocabulary involved in the water cycle
  • Includes a link to find out more about the Cloudsat satellite
Cons
  • None