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Young scholars investigate viable sources of fresh water for consumption. They investigate the need and strategies for water conservation at home. They discuss a number of water management techniques.
In this soil and water conservation Boy Scout merit badge instructional activity, students complete 5 pages of multiple step, short answer questions about soil and how to conserve it. They list different types of soil, plant nutrients, and define associated vocabulary.
Middle schoolers explore the need for water conservation. In this water conservation lesson plan, students use videos for discussion about water conservation and the benefits and drawbacks of different water management techniques. They explore strategies for conserving water at home.
Students explore types of water reserves. In this water conservation lesson, students brainstorm ways water are used in their homes. Students use a graduated cylinder to simulate the amount of water on Earth and the amount that humans use.
In this water conservation activity, students figure the amount of water saved from various water consumption practices. Students make a plan to save water at home and track their results. Students create a radio announcement to get people to save water. Students finally answers questions about water conservation.
Students brainstorm ways in which water is used by families and communities; responses are recorded on chart paper. In this environmental lesson, students listen as the teacher reads information about water conservation. Students complete a "Water Conservation" worksheet, take a quiz and make a book about conserving water.
Students investigate water conservation. In this water conservation lesson, students list the uses for water and record their water usage for one day. Students graph the data and create a water conservation poster.
Students discuss water conservation methods and determine five different ways that each child can save water. They create a Water Wheel Bottom that helps them to conserve water.
Incorporate reading strategies, math, research, and the scientific method into one lesson about water conservation. After reading a story about a landlady trying to determine how many people are living in an apartment, learners develop a hypothesis about the number of residents in the apartment then collect data about the water usage in their own homes; that information is used to test the hypothesis. After sharing a variety of conclusions, the class learns simple tips to save water.
Here is an astounding series of lessons, designed for high schoolers, on environmental policy. By studying water conservation in rural India, the role of the government, and the reaction of the people, learners begin to formulate opinions on environmental policy making. This incredible series of lessons contains everything you need to successfully implement them with your class. Some very high-level thinking will take place during this unit of study.
If 71% of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving water? Find out with these activities designed for middle and high school environmental scientists. From reading articles to solving crossword puzzles, to building their own desalination devices, a variety of learning styles are addressed, while showing kids the importance of protecting one of Earth's most valuable natural resources. Although the activities are Florida-focused, water conservation is a global issue, so either during or after completing the lesson, you may wish to talk about water conservation in your own region.
Water is one of the most precious resources on the earth. Explore water conservation, the importance of natural resources, and how water is used throughout the globe. Two complete activities along with discussion questions are used to inspire learners to examine how they use water and ways they can become conservationists at home and at school. 
One of the most precious resources we have on the planet is water. In a comprehensive and engaging three- to four-day activity, groups work together to determine where the world's water supplies are located, how pollution travels through the ground, then design a t-shirt promoting water conservation or showing that water is important to all life on earth. Throughout the activities, kids write in their journals, which is used for assessment.   
Young ecologists can practice their critical reading skills while learning about the water cycle, the impacts humans can have on the earth's water supply, and why we have a responsibility to our planet to preserve this precious resource. Intended as background information for a teacher, the excerpt could be an excellent supplement for higher-level readers.
For this science worksheet, students learn the importance of water conservation by completing 6 pages in the color newsletter. Students list ways their school could save water, read cartoon tips for home water conservation and complete a word search and scrambled words puzzle.
Students explore water properties by participating in a drought related board game. In this water conservation lesson plan, students play a game titled "wateropoly" which is based on the classic board game Monopoly. Students utilize cards and dice to move around the board and must make decisions about water usage and droughts to win.
Students discuss the importance of recycling and preventing pollution. In groups, they complete mini-studies on various environmental issues and evaluate different consumer products. They use global warming data to determine the importance of the problem and work together to solve problems related to water conservation. To end the lesson, they develop their own environmental responsibility statement.
Eighth graders take a closer look at the water cycle. In this water conservation lesson, 8th graders determine the effects of droughts as they read 3 reports and chart the information they find. Students then create water conservation plans.
Young scholars discover how much water they actually use and investigate the need for water conservation.
Discuss the causes and effects of droughts with this New York Times lesson. Middle schoolers read the article "New to Being Dry, the South Struggles to Adapt," and discuss the possible solutions for water waste. They prepare public information campaigns to raise awareness about water conservation in their community. Use this lesson to address how an author of informational text addresses opposing viewpoints.

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