|Duration One or two 50 minute periods
– Classroom setting
Michigan Curriculum Framework - Benchmarks
- Generate scientific questions about the world based on observation.
- Use maps of the Earth to locate water in its various forms.
- Describe how surface water in Michigan reaches the ocean and
- Explain how water exists below the Earth’s surface and
how it’s replenished. (SCI.V.2.MS.3)
- Explain the behavior of water in the atmosphere. (SCI.V.3.MS.3)
Students review basic terms and processes of water cycle, play game
of Globe Toss to determine the % of Earth’s surface covered
by water, and work in groups to estimate distribution of water among
various locations on Earth to determine the availability of freshwater
- Where is water found on Earth?
- How does water move on Earth?
- Is there enough water on Earth for everyone?
- Why are the Great Lakes unique?
Students will be able to:
- Define basic terms and processes related to hydrologic cycle.
- Describe distribution and availability of freshwater on Earth.
- Discuss why Great Lakes are unique and our responsibility.
Enhancement & Extension Activities
Lesson 1: Where Is All The Water In The World?