This lesson helps students think about ways humans use freshwater and how we can conserve this natural resource.
This activity was developed to get students thinking about the many ways that people use freshwater, and how we can conserve this precious and fundamental natural resource. In this one-hour-long activity, students will watch a short documentary describing issues related to clean water availability, analyze water-use data and start to think about how they consume and can conserve water. This background knowledge will lead to students collecting data about their own water use and finding areas in their lives to conserve water.
The following lessons have been developed to teach students about local and global water issues. They are based on NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission and an instructional module designed for Montgomery County Public Schools Outdoor Environmental Education Program (http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/outdoored/).