ERIC Number: ED433224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Water Works: A Great Show on Earth. Classroom Activities for Third and Fourth Grades.
McClure, Judy; Clark, Neil
This curriculum guide is divided into five lessons, each containing several activities that reflect the natural path of inquiry that third or fourth grade students might take in considering the water that arrives in their bathroom sinks each morning. Starting from the familiar faucet, the students are encouraged to reflect on their own habits and analyze community water use. The next lessons trace water from the faucet to the reservoir, investigating the systems that deliver water to our homes and neighborhoods. The natural systems that support not just reservoirs, but life itself are considered. Finally, students explore how water is cleaned by suppliers and how they can take simple measures to protect their own resources. (WRM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Drinking Water, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Inquiry, Public Health, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Social Responsibility, Water Pollution, Water Resources, Water Treatment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Water Resources Authority, Boston.
Note: Title page reads "Water Works...in the Elementary Classroom." Illustrated by Leo Abbett.