February 5th, 2015

Objective: Explain how and where water is distributed throughout Earth

  1. Do NOW!
    Is water an infinite resource?  Why or why not? What is the water crisis?  How can this impact the Earth’s (and human’s) future?
    Es el agua un recurso infinito? ¿Por qué o por qué no? ¿Qué es la crisis del agua? ¿Cómo puede afectar es (y del humano) el futuro de la Tierra?
  2. Current Event Pair & Share:
    Students were given one of the following articles:
    NASA launches SMAP observatory
    Water Purification: Running Fuel Cells on Bacteria

    After reading studnets had to complete the following:

    • Write a short summary of what is happening (5 Sentences minimum)
    • Why is this relevant to society?
    • What impact could this have?

      After reading and writing students then shared with their shoulder partners what they read, then we had a class discussion about each article.  To help understand the article on water purification we also watched this video.

  3. Give instructions on how students will make a pie chart of the water distribution (using the notes from yesterday). Students will cut out their snowflakes (diagram-http://www.almanac.com/content/how-make-paper-snowflakes), and then glue their water distribution pie charts to the center of their snowflakes.

Homework: None

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