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So Much Water, So Little To Drink

Lesson Description:
At the end of this lesson, the students shall be able to do the following:
  • Discuss water concepts.
  • Observe, record, and compare, orally or in writing, the amount of the earth’s surface covered by land and by water.
  • Observe, record, and compare, orally or in writing, the amount of fresh water vs. salt water.
  • Give an oral or written definition of the new terms: fresh water, salt water, and surface.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
3 or 4 30-minute sessions
Materials Needed:
  • 2 Pieces of Butcher Paper
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Apple
  • Standard Globe
  • "Balloon" or "Pillow" Globe
  • 2 Colored Labeling Dots

School or Group:
The Water Sourcebooks
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf So_much_water.pdf
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