RFG 2018 Conference

Water

In most parts of the world, water is a scarce resource. That might seem strange, because there is so much water on Earth. Almost all of the water on Earth, more than 97 percent of it, is seawater in the oceans. The rest is called fresh water, because it does not have a high salt content. Most of the world’s fresh water is frozen solid in large glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland. Almost all of the fresh water that is available for human use is either contained in soil and rock below the surface, called groundwater, or in rivers and lakes.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Emerald Spring, Yellowstone National Park
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Water is constantly moving around, through and above the Earth as a gas (water vapor), a liquid...

Snake River and the Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountains
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The homework site for Teachers! These Water resources contain lesson plans, activities, and more...

Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

The homework site for Teachers! These Earth and Space Science resources contain lesson plans,...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Great Falls Park on the Potomac River, Maryland
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of hydrology career images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of lake images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students...

Channel Islands, California
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of ocean images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students...

 

Outreach Programs

Black sand beach, Hawaii
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Maps on Hawaii's water and geology; Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Coral Reef fish
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a...

Cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The World Meteorological Organization has its fundamental mission to support the countries of...