Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 1

Is your current lesson plan for salt and freshwater literacy leaving you high and dry? If so, dive into part one of a seven-part series that explores the physical features of Earth's salt and freshwater sources. Junior hydrologists conduct experiments and make observations regarding the density of both water types, as well as how wind affects the movement of water and floating objects.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson using one of the many included resources
  • Pull out and copy the Properties of Water concept map for the class to reference as they work through the activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Younger learners may need a review of key vocabulary before beginning the activities
  • Use the materials lists to help prepare for the experiments well in advance of the lesson
Pros

  • Lesson plan includes all printable materials
  • The activities are well-organized and have clearly stated learning objectives
  • Experiments and worksheets offer multiple assessment opportunities

Cons

  • None