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: Classroom Activities

This online guide has photos, streaming video, and biological information for more than 100...

Connecticut River in Long Island
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

The USGS provides information on water systems, such as water basics, flooding, coasts, and...

Great Falls Park on the Potomac River, Maryland
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Water is a crucial ingredient for life on Earth: It nourishes people, plants, and animals and...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Malvinas and Brazil ocean currents
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Unlike every other planet in our solar system, earth's surface is 70% water, which while useful...

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...

Delaware in the Appalachian Mountains
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This video features "Science Steve" of Louisville Water Company and his animated friend Tapper...

 

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...