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Water Resources (People & the Planet unit)



This product is an individual unit from the middle school curriculum People and the Planet. The unit includes a student background reading, four lesson plans, and summative assessment. Scroll down to see the list of lessons plans and readings included in the unit. Purchase the unit now and you’ll immediately receive the unit as a PDF.

Note: If you’re planning to purchase People and the Planet or have already done so, you don’t need to purchase this unit as it is included within the larger People and the Planet curriculum.

Other People and the Planet units include: Air Pollution and Solid Waste; The History of Population Growth; Land Resources; Our Global Family; Population Concepts; Sustainable Future.

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Lesson Plans:

Water, Water Everywhere – Students observe a brief demonstration on the distribution of the world’s water and then calculate how much water they use on a daily basis, both directly and indirectly.

Who Polluted the Potomac? – Through an interactive story, students experience the pollution of a local river over time and propose methods to protect the river from current and future pollution.

Like Oil and Water – Students make observations about a simulated oil spill and then use the engineering design process to create and test potential solutions for cleaning up oil spills and rehabilitating marine birds.

Almighty Aquifers – Students participate in a game that mimics the relationship between population growth and aquifer depletion.

Background Reading: The Human Footprint: Water