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

Channel Islands, California
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This downloadable poster showcases water cycle.

Lake Powell and Escalante Canyon in Utah
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

This article describes the  salinity in the Great Salt Lake, Utah. This USGS publication gives...

Earth from Space showing Africa and Antarctica
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Introducing a new publication from Earth Observatory - EO Kids - bringing engaging science...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Great Falls Park on the Potomac River, Maryland
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

On this field trip, you'll learn amazing things about water. You'll learn about aquifers, how...

Cave in Carlsbad Caverns
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Here is the original Virtual Cave, devoted to the astounding variety of nature's handiwork found...

Great Falls Park on the Potomac River, Maryland
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The virtual field trips are designed to educate students about the Aquifer and the need to...

 

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...