Standard IV-Objective 2: Fresh Water and Life
Standard 4: Students will understand the dynamics of the hydrosphere.
Objective 2: Analyze the characteristics and importance of freshwater found on Earth’s surface and its effect on living systems.
I Can Statements
a. I can investigate the properties of water: exists in all three states, dissolves many substances,
exhibits adhesion and cohesion, density of solid vs. liquid water.
b. I can plan and conduct an experiment to investigate biotic and abiotic factors that affect
c. I can use data collected from local water systems, evaluate water quality and conclude how
pollution can make water unavailable or unsuitable for life.
d. I can research and report how communities manage water resources (e.g., distribution,
shortages, quality, flood control) to address social, economic, and environmental concerns.
|Learning Activity||Technology||Application Lab||Inquiry Lab||Discussion||Audio-Visual||Reading/ Writing||Students Teach||Demonstration|
|Earth Systems Core Tracker|
|Properties of Water||X|
|Webquest: How Much Water?||x|
|maps for Midnight Dumpers||x|
|Newspaper articles for Midnight Dumpers||x|
|pH Changes in a Small Ecosystem||x|
|Water Quality Indicators||x|
|Clearing It Up (New)||x||x|