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will teach students the properties and uses of water.
here to view CA Science Standards Addressed by this activity)
1. In your water journal,
write down 10 things you use water for every day.
2. Write 10 more uses of water.
3. Pick 5 uses of water from each list.
4. Share your top ten uses of water with a partner.
5. Narrow you list down to the five most important uses of
the whole class:
6. Share your five most important uses of water with the whole
a. Create a class list of the most important uses of water
on chart paper
b. What are most commonly thought of uses of water?
c. What uses of water surprised you?
what you know:
Take the USGS'
Water Properties Quiz
and Terms to Know:
Properties of Water
The Importance of Water to Life
Water Mind Map
of Water: List of Terms (Mind Maps)
Brainstorm a list of what you want to
know about water. Put the ideas in the form of questions on chart
paper and hang it on the wall.
Divide the class into groups of 3-4
Tips for creating cooperative groups
Student roles in cooperative
? Each group will choose
one question from the chart you created to investigate.
group will create a project to share their information with the whole class.
Places to go for information:
Prices' Water PowerPoint
Importance of Water
for Life Gallery (Virtual Field Trip)
Special Water Topics
Things to Do:
Questions and Answers
Water Galleries (Pictures, Maps)
Share what you have learned with
Choose one of these activities:
Create a multimedia project to show what you
have learned about water.
a word processing program to write a report of information about
what you have learned about water. Be sure to include pictures,
maps, charts and graphs, and other graphic resources. Remember
to include a complete bibliography.
Report of Information
a three-fold brochure to educate your community about the importance
of clean water.
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