Earth's Water: A Drop in Your Cup

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Ripples on a sandy beach in southern Alaska

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California Academy of Sciences


This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain knowledge about the finite amount of fresh water on Earth and encourages discussion of the various ways to conserve this resource. Also, learners may brainstorm ideas to increase the usage of untapped water resources in their local area. Included in this lesson plan are key vocabulary words and resources for educators. This lesson plan is standards-based.

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