|Duration One 50-minute period –
Michigan Curriculum Framework - Benchmarks
- Describe ways in which humans alter the environment. (SCI.III.5.MS.6)
- Locate, describe, and compare the ecosystems, resources, and
- environment interaction of major regions. (SS.II.2.MS.1)
- Explain how elements of the physical geography (water scarcity)…may
influence current events (SS.II.5.MS.1)
- Use economic reasoning to compare price and quality of goods
Focuses on how we use water in our daily lives. Students calculate
weekly water use and predict how their use would change if water
was less available or more costly; identify their direct and indirect
uses of water; and consider how water is essential to Michigan’s
economy and environment.
- Why is clean, fresh, available water important to humans?
- What are direct and indirect uses of water?
- How would having less water or more expensive water affect
Students will be able to:
- Calculate household water use.
- Give examples of direct and indirect uses of water.
- Discuss why water is essential to Michigan’s economy
Enhancement & Extension Activities
Lesson 2: How Do We Use Water?
Design and implement a home water conservation
Stack plastic gallon jugs to display the amount
of water used for different activities.
Investigate the claim of a looming “Global