Desalination: Turning Salt Water into Fresh Water

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How does San Francisco supply its citizens with enough water, even during a drought? Learn about reservoirs and why desalination could be a good solution with a reading passage about water conservation. After kids finish the informational text, they answer six comprehension questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a lesson on water treatment and conservation
  • Assign an extended research project on drinking water systems in your learners' community
Pros

  • A good addition to a lesson on the water cycle
  • Provides an answer key for the reading questions
Cons

  • Each page contains a lot of text, which could be challenging for developing readers
Common Core