Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems

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This module consists of three units. In Unit 1, students build background knowledge about the central role that water plays in all life. In Unit 2, students use the US Environmental Protection Agency My WATERS Mapper to explore major US watersheds and the USGS National Water Information System to examine their local watershed.  Unit 3 provides scaffolding toward students’ summative writing assessment.

Materials include lesson level agendas with text-dependent questions and activities, as well as formative and summative assessments. Developed as one model of what CCSS implementation might look like in a science classroom.