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Water Pollution Prevention And Conservation: How Do We Use Water?

Lesson Description:
Students will be able to:
  • Describe water uses and sources.
  • Explain why water conservation is important.
  • Explain how pollution prevention concepts can be used to conserve water and prevent water pollution.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
1 class period
Standards Addressed:
Chicago academic standards and frameworks:

6th grade -state goal 11 cas b. cfs 4,7, and 10,
state goal 13 cas b.;

7th grade - state goal 13 cas a. cfs 1, cas b. cfs 2;

8th grade -state goal 13 casa. cfs1, casb. cfs1.
Materials Needed:
-Paper and pencil for each student
-One copy of attached pie chart of Earth's total water supply
-One 1,000-milliliter (mL) graduated cylinder
-Five 100-mL graduated cylinders  
-One medicine dropper
-Food coloring  
School or Group:
The Environmental Protection Agency
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf water.pdf
Located in: Science

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