Without Water: Research the Effects of Diminishing Supplies

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Students research and analyze how diminishing access to fresh water has short and long-term effects on a number of other ecological systems and human activity.

Introduction

As the world's population grows, access to fresh water declines. This relationship is evident in both industrialized and developing countries and in both arid and wet climates. This activity will introduce students to the relationship between population growth and water availability, asking them to analyze data and report on the water situation in a developing country with an arid climate.

Lesson Time

2 double block periods
160 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Technology
    • Engineering Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Architectural Design
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California English Common Core Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to manipulate a data module showing the relationship between population growth and water availability, and answer questions about what the chart shows
  • Students will be able to draw a bar graph showing the relationship between population growth and water availability in the United States
  • Students will be able to draw similar bar graph for a country facing water scarcity
  • Students will be able to research and write an action plan for how that country ca n tackle its water scarcity problems

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