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This is a fantastic unit that begins exploring
water as resource on planet earth. Students
learn about water distribution on the planet,
its importance, explore groundwater, and
groundwater pollution. The unit then
explores the properties of water with many
built-in hands-on activities. The unit also
explores the water cycle, the neutral pH of
water, solutions, mixtures, and much more.
The activities are always fun and
meaningful. A bundled homework package,
lesson notes, and much more
chronologically follow the PowerPoint
slideshow. Duration = 1 Month.
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Areas of Focus within the Water Molecule Unit:
-Locations of Water on the Planet, Importance of Water, Groundwater, Groundwater Pollution, The
Water Molecule, Properties of Water, Polarity, Cohesion, Adhesion, Capillary Action, High Specific
Heat, Water has a Neutral pH, Lower Density of Ice, Lake Turnover, Water is the Universal Solvent,
Mixtures, and much more. Difficulty rating 5/10.
The Water Molecule Unit covers science topics associated with the importance of water and it's
properties. This unit includes an interactive and engaging the part 2,000 slide PowerPoint
Presentation with built in class notes (Red Slides), lab activities, project ideas, discussion questions,
assessments, challenge questions with answers, videos, and much more. Text is in large print (32
font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. A shade
technique and color coding allows teacher to control pace of the lesson and helps improve student
focus. Also included is a 12 page bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows the
PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a 7 page modified assessment. 8 pages of class notes with images
are also included for students who require assistance, as well as answer keys to both of the
assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. 20+ video links are
provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to
play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes. One PowerPoint review game is included.
Answers to the PowerPoint review game are provided in PowerPoint form so students can
self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, find
the hidden owl, and answer with your feet.
Difficult Rating = 5/10
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
3-5.ETS1.1 (Make observation and measurements to
identify materials based on their properties).
3-5.ETS1.2 (Define a simple design problem reflecting a
need or want that included specified criteria for success
with materials, time, or cost)
3-5.ETS1.3 (Generate and compare multiple possible
solution to a problem based on how well each is to meet
criteria and constraints of the problem)
5-PS1-1 (Develop a model that matter is made of particles too small be seen).
• The molecular structure of water is covered. Behavior or these particles / properties of water
are also addressed.
MS.ESS2.4 (Create a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by
energy from the sun and the force of gravity).
• Students create a step by step drawing of the water cycle. The role of the sun and gravity
within the cycle are mentioned throughout. Many review slides and built-in activities are spread
throughout. Changes in the states of matter and throughout the water cycle are described.
MS.ESS3.3 (Apply science principles to design a method for monitoring the minimizing a human
impact on the environment).
• Students learn about water depletion when too much water is withdrawn from an underground
HS.ESS3.1 (Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural
resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity).
• Emphasis in this unit is placed on the availability of water on planet Earth and ground water
pollution. The positives and negatives are addressed surrounding hydraulic fracturing.
Traditional standards addressed in the Water Molecule Unit
Below are just a few of the typical standards that this unit addresses for those that are interested.
This unit does cover many topics / standards that are not addressed below.
●Keep a journal record of observations, recognizing patterns, summarizing findings, and reflecting on
●Explain the properties that make water an essential component of the Earth’s system, including
solvency and its ability to maintain a liquid state at most temperatures.
●Explain that water quality has a direct effect on Earth’s life forms.
●Identify the physical and chemical properties that make water an essential component of the Earth’s
●Explain the processes that cause cycling of water into and out of the atmosphere and their
connections to our planet’s weather patterns.
●Organize observations and data into tables, charts and graphs.
●Recognize and describe the Earth’s surface as mostly covered by water.
●Explain that most of Earth’s water is salt water, which is found in the oceans, and that fresh water is
found in rivers, lakes, underground sources, and glaciers.
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