Standard #: SC.1.E.6.2


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Describe the need for water and how to be safe around water.


General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Big Idea: Earth Structures - Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of the Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's water and natural resources.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

Course Number1111 Course Title222
5020020: Science Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720020: Access Science Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))


Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SC.1.E.6.In.2 Identify reasons people need water and safe practices around water.
SC.1.E.6.Su.2 Identify reasons people need water.
SC.1.E.6.Pa.2 Recognize one way people use water.


Related Resources

Lesson Plans

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Gr. 1 Lesson 3-Water For Us All

Students will look at the different places water comes from and the different ways humans use water. They will label different water bodies and match pictures of human and animal uses of water.

Water Park Fun!

This MEA require students to read and identify common water safety practices. Students will then review and analyze a data for a family who wishes to attend a water park with their children. After reading the passage and identifying the needs of the client as per the client letter, students will rank the water parks from best to worst and explain the procedure used.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Why We Need Water and Water Safety

This lesson uses pictures and a story to illustrate why we need water and the difference between safe and unsafe practices around water.

Tree Observations

In this project, each class "adopts" a tree and collects data about it over the entire year. Teachers maintain a class tree notebook that includes a picture of the tree and a description of the environmental characteristics on each observation day as students draw a picture of the tree that day in their personal science notebooks. Emphasis should be placed on the importance of water, sunlight, and food as essential to the tree's survival.

Water: Emergency Preparedness Necessity

Students will identify ways that people need clean water and apply this knowledge to storing water for emergency preparedness. Students will order numbers from greatest to least, in an application and comparison of storing gallons of water and distributing bottles of water.

Water Safety Lesson Through role-playing and teacher presentation, students learn how to be safe around water. Students learn the three most important safety rules, ways to rescue someone from the water, boat safety, and ocean safety considerations.

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
Water, Water Everywhere!

Explore water and its uses in this interactive tutorial.

Teaching Idea

Name Description
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.

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Name Description
Learning About Mealworms

In this unit, students learn about metamorphosis and how animals change from birth to the adult stage through observing and collecting data as mealworm larvae progress through their life cycle to the adult stage (beetles).

Virtual Manipulative

Name Description
Bobber the Water Safety Dog: Life Jackets

This resource is four cartoons for students to learn about using a life jacket as an aspect of water safety.

Worksheet

Name Description
Water Safety Fun Book

The Water Safety page, available from the LaCoast web site, is part of a coloring book to teach children about water safety. The page features water safety such as, buddies, staying in the swimming area, and swimming with adult supervision.

Student Resources

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
Water, Water Everywhere!:

Explore water and its uses in this interactive tutorial.

Virtual Manipulative

Name Description
Bobber the Water Safety Dog: Life Jackets:

This resource is four cartoons for students to learn about using a life jacket as an aspect of water safety.



Parent Resources

Teaching Idea

Name Description
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.


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