Sunday, March 22, 2009

World Day for Water 2009

In 1993 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day. Its main goals, among others, are to promote the cause of clean drinking water and sustainable aquatic habitats and to ensure safe water and decent sanitation for civilians in conflict zones.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: "Water is Life" Global Water Awareness Mini-Unit
Objectives: Students will calculate the percentage of fresh water available for human use and understand why water is a limited resource and that fresh water is limited and must be conserved and protected.
Grade Level: Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
Subject: Geography /Science/ Math
Materials: 2 colors of construction paper, markers, world map, 1000-mL beaker, 100-mL graduated cylinders, small dish, salt, freezer or an ice bucket, eyedroppers or glass stirring rod, small metal bucket, and copies of Water Availability Table.
Handouts: Worksheets and activities
Provided by: WaterPartners International

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