Earth, the Blue Planet, is covered by seas, oceans, lakes and waterways. There seems to be no shortage of this extraordinary and unique natural resource: water. Nevertheless, we will learn about the importance of taking care of this small H2O molecule through four exciting workshops. Come drink up all this knowledge!
On the menu:
1) Water cycle (60 min)
2) St. Lawrence River (60 min)
3) Rivers of the world (60 min)
4) Drinking water and wastewater (60 min)
Objectives at the elementary level:
- Describe where Earth’s water comes from.
- Describe the stages of the water cycle and the different types of precipitation.
- Identify the natural freshwater sources and the natural sources of salt water.
- Illustrate the importance of the five Great Lakes of the US and Canada.
- Classify the different stages of a method for shoreline preservation of the St. Lawrence River
- Do a classroom research on eight rivers of the world (Amazon, Senegal, Niger, Tigris and Euphrates, Mekong, the Ganges and Yangtze) and report the findings.
- Describe how water quality impacts the environment and individuals.
- Describe the different stages of distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment.
- Describe how humans adapted to their environment to gain access to drinking water and treat wastewater.
- A sink must be available close to the classes where the animation activities will take place.
- Access to an electrical outlet is required.
- Access to IWB is required to view two brief videos (drinking water and wastewater).
- If there is little time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended to set them up in the same area.
- 5 teams must be formed before the science animator arrives. (St. Lawrence River)
- 8 teams must be formed before the science animator arrives. (Rivers of the world)