Splish Splash

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/splish-splash
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); National Geographic
Summary:"Crucial to our existence, water sustains all life on Earth. Following the old adage, """"""""What goes around comes around-"""""""" water moves continuously through the stages of the hydrologic cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation). How does our drinking water fit into this hydrologic cycle? Where did the water we drink fall as precipitation? Did this water percolate down into the ground as part of a groundwater system, or did it remain on the surface as part of a surface water system? What path did this water follow in order to become our drinking water? This lesson will explore the hydrologic cycle and water's journey to our glass. Using topographic maps, students find areas of water (rivers, lakes, streams, etc.). Participants have a discussion on where the water is in relation to human developments, where the water flows to/from, and how much water there is to supply local populations."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function; Systems and system models
Subjects: earth science week; elementary school; environment; groundwater; hydrology; k-3; k-4; k-5 geosource; maps; natural resources; water; water availability; water resources; water use
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520 |a "Crucial to our existence, water sustains all life on Earth. Following the old adage, """"""""What goes around comes around-"""""""" water moves continuously through the stages of the hydrologic cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation). How does our drinking water fit into this hydrologic cycle? Where did the water we drink fall as precipitation? Did this water percolate down into the ground as part of a groundwater system, or did it remain on the surface as part of a surface water system? What path did this water follow in order to become our drinking water? This lesson will explore the hydrologic cycle and water's journey to our glass. Using topographic maps, students find areas of water (rivers, lakes, streams, etc.). Participants have a discussion on where the water is in relation to human developments, where the water flows to/from, and how much water there is to supply local populations." 
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693 |a Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation|Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation|Patterns|Scale, proportion, and quantity|Stability and change|Structure and function|Systems and system models 
694 |a ESS2.A 
695 |a 2-ESS2-3 
696 |a Analyzing and interpreting data|Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)|Engaging in argument from evidence 
697 |a 2018-09-24T23:01:02Z 
698 |a 2018-12-27T15:44:07Z 
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