Water World

I hope you can swim. Students will use ratios and proportions to look at our planet’s water and where we can find it.

Mathematical Domains: Geometry, Measurement and Data, Numbers and Operations, Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System

Standards: Grade Levels 6, 7, 8: 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1, 6.G.1, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 7.G.1, 8.NS.1, 8.EE.3, 8.EE.4, 8.G.9, 8.SP.3

Topics: Percents, Ratios, Measurement, Fractions, Decimals, Area, Conversions

Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth

Duration: Approximately 3 to 5 days

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities





Web Resources:

The Earth’s Freshwater Reserves Are Disappearing

Are there ‘oceans’ hiding inside the Earth?

What if the world’s icecaps melted overnight?

How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth?