5.3.a Earth’s Water

Student Resources

Common Core Correlation Guide (PDF)

Next Generation Science Standards Correlation Guide (PDF)

Teacher’s Edition (PDF)

Teacher’s Masters (PDF)

Teacher’s Masters Form Fillable (PDF)

Student Edition (PDF)

Student Workbook (PDF)

Student Workbook Form Fillable (PDF)

Visual Aids (PDF)

Visual Aids Projectable Format (PDF)

Dictionary (PDF)

Word Wall Cards (PDF)

Poster: Glaciers on Earth (PDF)

NGS Map: Political (PDF)

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Video Resources

What is the significance of this video when thinking about water in California?

What is the significance of this video when thinking about water in Southern California?

What is the significance of this video when thinking about the California drought?

What is the significance of this GIF when thinking about water on a global scale?

 

California Water Story

Why have cities needed to build aqueducts? How is water usage related to ground “water over draft” and “subsidence?”

How have government agencies in California worked to reduce the effects of flooding on cities and farmlands?

State of Thirst: California’s Water Future KQED


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Discussion Questions

Lesson 1

Visual Aid #1

What do living things need to live and grow? Are these things also needed by people?

What are some nonliving things that also grow? What do these nonliving things need to be able to grow?

Visual Aid #2

Why was the site of the pueblo a good place for people to live?

What were some of the resources the area provided?

Visual Aid #3

As the pueblo grew, what challenges did the river present?

Visual Aid #4

How did the Gold Rush affect the pueblo?

How did the town meet its need for water?

Visual Aid #5

In what new ways did people use the river as the town grew?

How did the surrounding environment help clean the river water?

Visual Aid #6

What industry became popular after the Gold Rush?

Did the river provide enough water to meet the farmers’ needs?

Visual Aid #7

What steps did city leaders take to solve the problems with water that they faced?

What happened when the ponds were filled with concrete to make more room to build the city?

Visual Aid #8

Why did the need for water continue to grow?

How did city leaders try to solve the water shortage?

Visual Aid #9

After World War II, where did the growing city turn to get more water?

How did people move the water from these places?

Visual Aid #10

Why did California build the California State Water Projecdt in the 1960s?

Visual Aid #11

How did the city deal with the growing problem of water pollution? Did this help?

Visual Aid #12

Which city is this story about?

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Visuals

Note the key. Do you understand what the colors represent?

Note the key. Do you understand what the colors represent?