Water Availability & Distribution

Next Generation Standards

5-ESS2-2 -Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

Assessment Boundary - Assessment is limited to oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and polar ice caps, and does not include the atmosphere.

Massachusetts Standards

5-ESS2-2 - Describe and graph the relative amounts of salt water in the ocean; fresh water in lakes, rivers, and groundwater; and fresh water frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps to provide evidence about the availability of fresh water in Earth’s biosphere.

Assessment Boundary - Inclusion of the atmosphere is not expected in state assessment.

Unit & Lesson Plans

Simulations & Investigations

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Additional Resources

5-ESS2-2 - Proportion of Water