The culminating activity will be to create Public Service Announcements about water. You can choose to create your public service announcements independently or in groups up to 4. The following are sample requirements for the PSAs.
Your audience: your peers
Your goal: Create a Public Service Announcement
Think: What do you think is important for kids your age to know about water?
Provide information about water;
Tell about at least one aspect(s) of the world water crisis;
Propose ideas for how your peers can help;
Give your PSA a catchy title that would make people want to watch it;
Suggest ways others can learn more about the subject.
How can we help solve this water crisis? Watch the video below to see one innovative way people are helping. Brainstorm other viable solutions for increasing water availability to those most in need. Then, discuss how we with an abundance can conserve.
Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in 6th GATErs | Posted on January 23, 2011
According to the article below, San Diego City Council may be raising the monthly water bills for typical homeowners up 6.4 percent to $72.03, starting March 1. Knowing this, how much is a typical water bill now? Is your family higher or lower than this?
We all know how devastating the situation of the dirty water is. Well, instead of just saying, “I feel sorry for them,” let’s come to action! Maybe the GATErs could buy a wristband from the website. At the bottom, there was a link that leads you to a place where you can donate money by purchasing a wristband or simply just donating money! Why don’t we give it a shot?
In all likelihood, you have never struggled to obtain safe, fresh drinking water. You probably have always considered water a natural, limitless resource, but one BILLION people do not have access to clean water to drink. This is a huge ethical issue because it is killing many people. According to the World Water Council,
…the right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity, but often denied in developing as well as developed countries.
Today we will explore the ethical issues having to do with water. Click on the banner below to explore and then return to the blog to comment on what surprised you the most.
Today we will use 3 Depth and Complexity icons to explore world water usage as we Think Like a Hydrologist…
You learn the difference between fresh and saline water and its distribution on Earth, as well as the very small percentage that is available for human uses. What percentage of Earth’s water do you think is fresh, and what percentage do you think is saline? Examine the online maps of our world’s water (and related graphs) to visualize the quantities.
Posted by Mrs. Ibrahim | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 3, 2011
Determine the correct answers for questions 1-5. When you have completed the questions create a formula or equation to help someone else answer the question. There will be a prize for the first GATEr from each grade level that answers it correctly.
A woman living in India needs six gallons of water from the Ganges River each day. Six gallons is the bare minimum she needs each day for drinking, cooking, and bathing for her and her family. Each day she walks 1/2 mile to the river and back home again.
1. If the woman can only carry two gallons of water at a time, how many trips will she have to make to the river to get a total of six gallons?
2. If the woman could carry three gallons of water at a time, how many trips will she have to make to the river to get a total of six gallons?
3. The river is 1/2 mile from her home. What is the total distance she will have to walk if she needs six gallons and can only carry two gallons at a time?
4. The river is 1/2 mile from her home. What is the total distance she will have to walk if she needs six gallons and can carry three gallons at a time?
5. When the woman is sick she sends her daughter to the river to collect the water for the family. The daughter can only carry 1/2 gallon per trip. How many trips to the river and back would the daughter have to make to bring the family the needed six gallons? How many total miles would the daughter have to travel to bring home six gallons of water?
Questions from www.water.org
Posted by aarons6 | Posted in 6th GATErs, Water | Posted on December 19, 2010
By: Kaela L. and Aaron S., 6th GATErs
Did you know that in 8,OOO BCE you had to travel 24/7 to get food and water? At that time people ate watercress because it is a salad green and it is made mostly of water. This is what led to early civilizations beginning in river valleys.
Metropolitan Water District, Water Times, 2005.