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Kai Olson-Sawyer

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Understanding Our Water Footprint: Middle School Lesson Plans

“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” build students’ awareness of direct and indirect (also known as virtual) water use. Three interactive middle school lesson plans encourage students to explore how their food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on their daily water consumption than they may realize. Designed for middle school – lower secondary level, ages 11 to 14 – the lessons can be easily adapted to the elementary level.

8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, STEAM, Science, Social Studies
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“Lessons for Understanding Our Water Footprint” build students’ awareness of direct and indirect (also known as virtual) water use. Three interactive middle school lesson plans encourage students to explore how their food choices and shopping habits have a larger impact on their daily water consumption than they may realize. Designed for middle school – lower secondary level, ages 11 to 14 – the lessons can be easily adapted to the elementary level. Each of the three lessons have freely downloadable PDF lesson plans, presentations, activities and games, rubrics and more. Find each lessons and the PDFs using the following links: --Lesson 1: Water Resources and Water Footprints: https://www.watercalculator.org/resource/middle-school-lessons/#WaterResources --Lesson 2: My Water Footprint: https://www.watercalculator.org/resource/middle-school-lessons/#MyWaterFootprint --Lesson 3: The Value of a Water Footprint: https://www.watercalculator.org/resource/middle-school-lessons/#ValueWaterFootprint