Grade Level: 5th Grade
Water is one of the most important substances on earth and all living things depend on water to survive. In humans, water makes up 60% of adult bodies and without water humans cannot survive longer than a few days depending on activity and environmental conditions. Because water is such a vital resource we need to understand where it comes from and how to make sure we will have enough drinkable water in the future.
ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
Describe and graph the amounts of salt water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.
ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Armstrong, Cassandra; Steffen, Peg; and Martinez, Elizabeth, "Earth/Space Science - WATER, WATER: Water Resources" (2020). Model NGSS Lessons: 4th - 5th Grade. 11.