Click to download a PDF of each of the following guides for educators. Some include alignments to Common Core or Next Generation Science Standards as well as classroom activities. The guides are listed in alphabetical order by book or series title.
In photographs taken from space, we can see that our planet has more water than land. It is unexpected and somewhat inconceivable that less than three percent of Earth's water is fresh water. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, most of that three percent is inaccessible. Over 68 percent of the fresh water on Earth is found in icecaps and glaciers, and just over 30 percent is found in ground water. Only about 0.3 percent of our fresh water is found in the surface water of lakes, rivers, and swamps. Of all the water on Earth, more than 99 percent of Earth's water is unusable by humans and many other living things! It seems extraordinary that the water that supports all terrestrial, as well as aquatic, life on our planet is actually so scarce. With this stunning realization comes a recognition that we have to utilize this resource very wisely. An important first step is to educate ourselves and future generations of citizens.We can make better consumer, voter, and community member choices when we are informed about how we use resources, the ramifications of misuse, and solutions and actions to prevent fresh water issues. This guide was developed to support teachers in teaching topics with real-world context, and provide them with the background to feel competent and comfortable when teaching about fresh water. It provides a solid introduction to fresh water in an accessible and reader-friendly manner. In addition to general information about fresh water, the guide includes numerous education features, such as teaching tips and student thinking, that help to connect the content to classroom practice.Scroll through our resources above and click to download the book or individual chapters. Having trouble downloading Use the links below.Earth's Freshwater: Full Teacher GuideChapter 1: Biodiversity in FreshwaterChapter 2: Water Cycle and Water ReservoirsChapter 3: Changing Natural Flows of WaterChapter 4: Water Quality in Freshwater SystemsChapter 5: Water Concerns for Wildlife and HumansChapter 6: Water Rights and Human CommunitiesChapter 7: Water Solutions for Our Future
Challenge older students by having them write their responses to section review questions! The Review Question Worksheets feature the same review questions found in the Activity Book, transformed into worksheet format for your convenience. This downloadable PDF does not include an answer key; answers are in the Activity Book.
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