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Watery Planet

Water Cycle & Earth's Systems

4th Grade, 5th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 5-ESS2-2 , 5-ESS2-1 , 5-ESS3-1
This unit helps students develop the idea that water is a profoundly important natural resource, but one which requires surprising ingenuity to find and maintain. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Water on Earth's Surface

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Map the World's Water (25 min)
Extras (2.3 hrs)

Mystery 2: Water as a Natural Resource

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Wanted: A Well (25 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)

Mystery 3: Water Cycle

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Make It Rain (25 min)
Extras (2.5 hrs)

Mystery 4: Natural Disasters & Engineering

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Save Beachtown (35 min)
Extras (5.5 hrs)