KNOWATER - The One Water Curriculum

June 22, 2015
Water is found nearly everywhere on Earth. It is found in the air, on land, and in all living things. It is also found in oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. Approximately 75% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Much of Florida’s water is found in marshes, swamps, and wetlands. One of the major wetlands in Florida is the Everglades. An abundant supply of water can also be found below the ground in the form of groundwater. Most people in the United States get their drinking water from groundwater. On average, Florida receives about 54 inches of rain per year. Where does all that water go?

This Knowater curriculum is the next major step in the process. It provides a way for students to explore a substance that is so pervasive in our lives that we tend to take it for granted. The earth, like our own bodies, is made of over 70 percent water. Water is essential to existence and it flows through spiritual, creative and practical aspects of our lives. As the earth’s snowcaps melt and freshwater resources succumb under the pollution load created by humans, every passing day demands action to improve the situation. But action can only follow understanding and knowledge. Knowater is dedicated to help students understand water through exploration.

Table of Content
Earth’s Drinkable Water
Themes: Water & Health; Access to Safe Drinking Water; Water Crisis - Solutions
The Water Cycle Themes: Water & Health
Climate Change Themes: Water Crisis - Solutions
Bottled Water: Good or Bad Thing Themes: Water and Health; Water in the Lives of Women and Children; Water Crisis – Solutions
Virtual Water & Your Water Footprint Themes: Water in the Lives of Women and Children; Water Crisis - Solutions  
Water in Religion & Ritual Themes: Water in the Lives of Women and Children  
Water & Disease Themes: Water and Health; Access to Safe Drinking Water; Water Crisis - Solutions 
Water in Art, Literature & Music Themes: Water in the Lives of Women and Children 
Life in a Drop of Water Themes: Water Crisis - Solutions
Acid Rain Themes: Water & Health; Water Crisis - Solutions
The Effects of Damming Rivers Themes: Water - Human Right or Commodity; Water Crisis - Solutions 
Quotes About Water Themes: Water & Health; Access to Safe Drinking Water; Water in the Lives of Women and Children; Water - Human Right or Commodity; Water Crisis Solutions 
Worksheets for use with curriculum Global Warming Activity Worksheet
Water Cycle Simulation Worksheet
Water Taste Test Worksheet 
Life in a Drop of Water Worksheet 
Acid Rain Activity Worksheet
Three Gorges Dam Worksheet

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