A Whole New World: The Search for Water

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Scholars find Earth won't support humans much longer and need to identify a planet with water to inhabit. They test four unknown samples and determine which is the closest to water. Then they explain and defend their results.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Remind students to follow all safety precautions when working with unknown samples
  • Extend the lesson by discussing what we can do to take care of the water on our planet while we wait to discover it on another
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of measurements, atoms, molecules, and bonding
Pros

  • Includes a high level of student engagement throughout
  • Offers many resources
  • Follows a 5E format
Cons

  • None
NGSS