Water, Water Everywhere?!? Science Standard

Water, Water Everywhere?!?
Science Standard
 6.3.8 Explain that fresh water, limited in supply and uneven in
distribution, is essential for life and also for most industrial process.
Understand that this resource can be depleted or polluted, making it
unavailable or unsuitable for life.
Essential Questions:
 How would you describe Earth’s distribution of fresh water?
 How would you describe Earth’s supply of fresh water?
World map
Computers with power point
2 Graduated Cylinders
1. Ask students where they get their drinking water and ask if
everyone gets their drinking water the same way.
2. Discuss that and why we only have a small amount of freshwater
available to us. Demonstrate or have students figure out how to
demonstrate that there is only 3% freshwater available by filling
one graduated cylinder with 97 ml of water and the other one with
3 ml of water.
3. Have discussions on the following topics…
o Discuss that more than one billion people lack access to clean
drinking water.
o Discuss that water covers more than 70% of the world and
where water is found on Earth.
o Discuss that life is not possible without water and why
o Discuss that many people believe there is not enough water to
meet all the needs of the people throughout the world. Yet,
the world will always have the same amount of water because of
the water cycle.
4. Students get in pairs and research using Internet the different
sections of world (i.e. places in continents in Africa, Asia,
Antarctica, Europe, North and South America) and find out where
they get their drinking water.
5. Students do an electric presentation (power point) to present their
findings with pictures and words by answering the following
 Where does the drinking water come from in the area?
 How do they obtain their drinking water?
 Is the water limited? If the water is limited, then how
does it affect the land, people, and animals?
6. On the classroom bulletin board have a world map for the students
to record findings about the distribution and supply of fresh
7. Take a field trip to local water treatment plant.
Assessment: Rubric of presentation