Share a personal story that you have had with water by making a blog entry on your ePortfolio & entitle it, "Watery Earth Lesson 1: My Water Story." If you need help coming up with ideas, use this organizer to help brainstorm ideas: Water Stories. You will need to sign in with your Science Companion Prime information.
When you are done, read others' stories and post positive comments for them to read.
Read the SRB Section entitled, "The Wonder of Water." You will need to sign in with your Science Companion Prime information.
Water is a natural resource that is essential for humans and other organisms.
Students engage in experiences that encourage them to appreciate water, look at it with “fresh” eyes (and other senses), and think about its importance and value in their lives.
- Lesson 1: Personal Connection with Water: http://psolarz.weebly.com/46/post/2013/04/my-personal-connection-with-water.html
- Lesson 1: Sensory Details about Water: http://psolarz.weebly.com/57/post/2013/04/sensory-detail-about-water.html
- Lesson 1: Things I Wonder About Water: http://psolarz.weebly.com/46/post/2013/04/things-i-wonder-regarding-water.html
- Water is a natural resource that is essential for humans and other organisms. (Lessons 1 and 2)
- Water can be on Earth’s surface, underground, or in the air. All water on Earth circulates through the water cycle. (Lessons 3–8)
- Water is a natural resource that is essential for humans and other organisms. To use it, we must develop ways to access it and clean it. (Lesson 9)
- Water is a natural resource that is essential for humans and other organisms. Sometimes humans use more water than they need. (Lesson 10)
- Water resources are limited. It is important to protect and conserve water. (Lessons 11–15)
Consider teaching the Skill Building Activity “Reading Science Books” on pages 266–275 after this lesson.
Students familiarize themselves with the organization and layout of the Watery Earth Student Reference Book. They are encouraged to look through each section before they begin reading so they can use visual and text cues—such as headings, margin notes, and illustrations—to help understand the material and its relationship to what they already know. Ongoing reading strategies to help students absorb new information and vocabulary are included at the end of the lesson.