Students watch a short informative video with clear examples of how rain water can be conserved and the different benefits to our ecosystem when we save our water.
Why is it important that everyone conserve water?
How can you conserve water where you live?
What are ways you conserve water at your school or home?
What is an aquifer?
How Hidden Villa Saves Water (PDF) Lesson Plan
5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
Students who demonstrate understanding can: Obtain and combine information about ways Individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments.
Crosscutting Concepts Systems and System Models
A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.
Science and Engineering Practices Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3-5 builds on K-2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods. Obtain and combine information from books and/or other reliable media to explain phenomena or solutions to a design problem.