Water is Important!

Resource ID#: 18073 Type: Presentation/Slideshow

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 1, 2
Intended Audience: Educators educators, Students , Parents
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Assistive Technology
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: water, living, drink, eat, plants, animals
Instructional Component Type(s): Presentation/Slideshow Image/Photograph Teaching Idea
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

Identify reasons people need water.

Recognize one way people use water.

Observe and recognize that people need water.

Recognize water in solid or liquid states.

Recognize water as a liquid.

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Water Phases:

Water is ubiquitous on Earth, but is quite a unique substance because it easily exists in all three of its forms (liquid, ice, vapor) on Earth, unlike the other substances that can exist in these three phases. This slideshow depicts water in each of its three phases.

Type: Presentation/Slideshow

Teaching Idea

Water Has Many Uses:

This resource could be used to introduce students to the need and importance of water.

Activities include:

  1. "Water has Many Uses Family Questionnaire" - Students and their family list uses for water, examine whether water use varies in summer and winter, rank the family's top seven uses, examine whether people in developing countries use water differently, and determine how the family would get water in a scenario where running water is no longer available.
  2. Create a collage or collection of pictures depicting the ways people use water or of things that need water to live.
  3. Identify and draw students' favorite uses of water.
  4. Complete a simple writing activity about the importance of water.
  5. Learn about global water facts.

Type: Teaching Idea