Activity 2: Water: Picture of a Limited Resource

Students will compare amounts of saltwater, freshwater, and available freshwater n Earth and will identify ways that water is important to the planet and to their daily lives. They will log their household’s indoor water usage and create both a pie chart and a pictograph to communicate that information. They will then evaluate which method they feel best represents the information and whether their views on the importance of water and conservation issues have changed.

Activity 15: Share It with the World

Students will learn about what children are doing on other places in the world to help the environment in their local communities. Students will research a local aquatic ecosystem and create organism cards, an above/below illustration, and information on human impacts to share with others. They will summarize their learning by creating a student profile of their own that includes a statement of what they can do to help the environment.

Activity 17: Water: Wyland Style!

Students will work individually and in groups to research a water ecosystem. They will research one organism from this ecosystem in detail and depict this animal in a large group mural.

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Wyland teaches kids how the things people do miles away from an ocean or bay eventually can affect the quality of water there.

Washington Post, Nov. 8, 2007