- What have you seen raindrops do outside?
- In your story, does the raindrop fall on a surface or somewhere else?
- What happens to your raindrop in the first few minutes after it falls?
- As an organizer, you can create a simple drawing with arrows that shows what your water drop will do in your story.
- You need the following parts of the cycle to be in your story (explained): evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and some form of water collection (accumulation or infiltration, etc.). (You can use other forms of the words if you'd prefer.)
Explain what you think happens to a drop of water after it falls as rain. See if you can create a story about this raindrop that ends with it falling to the ground again as rain! Here are some hints to help you draft your story:
Finally, find out how important water is to various scientists. Of course, they use water like you and I do, but they also rely on water as part of their daily routine at work. How do the following scientists use water at work? What role does water play for each scientist?
Create a blog entry entitled, "Watery Earth Lesson 5 - How ________ Use Water" (using the Type of Scientist in the blank).
Write about how one type of scientist uses water at work. Do this in paragraph form (Expository style). Here is an example.
Discuss how plants and animals need and use water. Use what you already know and what you learned from the SRB reading from Session 2.
Assign each student an organism to research by having them sign up on our Google Spreadsheet (pull sticks).
Create a blog entry entitled, "Watery Earth Lesson 2.3 - How _______ Use Water." Put your organism's name in the blank.
Using the bulleted lists from Water Earth Lesson 2's blog post to:
Below your paragraph, create a 3-column chart with the following titles: "Humans," "________" (Your Organism's Name in the blank), and "Both."
List at least three ways your organism uses or needs water that is different from humans in the proper columns.
List at least three ways your organism and humans use or need water similarly in the "Both" column.
Insert a "Title" element above the columns entitled, "How Humans and __________ Use and Need Water."
As a final reflection, answer the following questions under your 3-Column Chart:
1. Why is water considered a "Natural Resource?"
2. How is water essential (required) to our survival and the survival of all living things?
As a class, discuss the differences between Man-Made Resources and Natural Resources.
Create a blog entry entitled, "Watery Earth Lesson 3: Natural Resources."
Create a 2-Column Chart with the titles: "Man-Made Resources" and "Natural Resources."
At the bottom of your blog post:
Read the rest of the chapter in the SRB:
Create a blog entry entitled, "Watery Earth Lesson 2: How We Use Water." Using bullets, list all the ways you use water for:
Publish your post and then look through other students' posts. When you have read at least four other students' posts, answer these two questions at the end of your post above:
Afterwards, read SRB pages 21-27. Click here, sign in, then click here. Stop reading at the word "Humans."
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.