Waterby: Robert W. Blake, Jr., J. Adam Frederick, Sarah Haines, and Stephanie Colby Lee

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The same water that has existed on Earth for millions of years travels through a series of steps in a cycle from mountains to the sea, flows in and out of the cells in your body, and comprises 95% of the mass of a jellyfish. In short, water is the connective tissue that inextricably links you and the environment. This free selection includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index. A section of inquiry-based water activities is also included.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
Publication Date
2/1/2010

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Reviews (3)
  • on Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:35 PM

I think this is a great resource to refresh yourself as an educator before teaching your class about water, the cycle, where we find it, and what we use it for. It brings you back to the basics and gets your mindset down to where your elementary school students will be (assuming they know little about the topic). It is also an easy read and can be shown to students as a resource for them as well to refer to when they need help including pictures and easy to follow details.

Tara Coppenbarger
Tara Coppenbarger

  • on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:40 AM

This chapter has an extensive discussion of water and the water cycle. It's best feature are the large group of classic water experiments given at the end of the chapter.

Betty  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:52 PM

This book chapter would be useful to an educator who was working with students in environmental education activities. The thrust is on understanding both salinity and turbidity of water, and giving educators an in-depth look at why those factors are important when analyzing the cleanliness- or the lack thereof- of water.There is good background information as well as many ready-to-use teaching activities to teach and reinforce these concepts.

Dorian Janney  (Gaithersburg, MD)
Dorian Janney (Gaithersburg, MD)


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