Where is the World's Water?

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Scholars discover the amount of the Earth's water in various locations such as the ocean, ice, the atmosphere, etc. They then make a model of the how much water those percentages represent. Finally, analysis questions bring the concepts together.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how rising ocean levels might alter the percentages
  • Research recent findings of water on other planets and the viability of using it on Earth
  • Use the water from the lesson to water plants rather than just pouring down the drain
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a large sink or container that holds at least 20 liters of water
Pros

  • Provides a memorable visual for pupils
  • Includes two extension ideas
Cons

  • None
Common Core