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Conserving Water Through Art!

Lesson Description:
After completing this lesson students will be able to:
  • Understand the scarcity of water.
  • Give examples of ways to conserve water. 
  • Apply their knowledge in a creative way through art.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
45 minutes- 1 hour
Standards Addressed:
This lesson addresses the following national education standards:
  • Content standard: na-va.k-4.1 understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes 
    • Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes 
    • Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses 
    • Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories 
    • Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner 
  • Content standard: na-va.k-4.6 making connections between visual arts and other disciplines 
    • Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines 
    • Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum 
  • Content standard: nss-g.k-12.5 environment and society as a result of activities in grades k-12, all students should 
    • Understand how physical systems affect human systems. 
    • Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources. 
    • Understand how human actions modify the physical environment.

Materials Needed:
  • Chalkboard, Whiteboard or Equivalent
  • Reproducible #1- How much of earth’s water can we use? 
  • 1 Clean jar or container for each student (glass, plastic, other)
  • Craft items to decorate the jars (i.e. felt, puffy paint, stickers, glitter, pipe cleaners, paper, etc.)
  • Glue
  • Large Paper Banner 
  • Markers, Paint or Paper to make hand prints with 
  • Chalkboard or equivalent
  • http://www.eeweek.org/assets/files/EDN%20Water%20Lessons/Conserving_Water%20_K4.pdf

School or Group:
Earth Day Network
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Notes:
http://www.eeweek.org/assets/files/EDN%20Water%20Lessons/Conserving_Water%20_K4.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Conserving_Water _K4.pdf

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