Earth Day 2011: OUR WATER FOOTPRINT
Elementary students consider how much water we consume and what impact it has by hearing some facts and discussing the story of one girl's water consumption.
By Marieke van Woerkom
- discuss the kinds of water they come across on a regular basis
- explore the idea of life force
- consider their own water footprint through an interactive read aloud
- environmental awareness
- active listening
- making informed decisions
- Today's agenda on chart paper or on the board
- Jen's story (below)
- Your own drawing of a foot on chart paper or the board
- Ask students what they think the words "life force" mean.
- Why do they think water is considered a life force?
Our Water Footprint
Jen's Water Usage
- What are your thoughts about Jen's use of water?
- Where could Jen have saved (or helped others save) water?
- What does Jen's story make you think about your own water use?
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