Developed the the GPM Education and Public Outreach Team NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth’s Water
ENGAGE – Riddle me this What runs and never gets tired? What runs and has no feet, roars but has no mouth? What lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its root upward?
EXPLORE: Water on Earth Predict: If the water in this 5 gallon bucket represents the water on Earth, how much do you think is in a form that is available to humans?
EXPLAIN: Water on Earth 97.5% of Earth’s water is salt water 2.5% of Earth’s water is fresh water 98.7% of fresh water is frozen/ underground 1.3% of fresh water is surface water Less than 1% of Earth’s water is usable for humans.
EXPLORE: Mapping Water on Earth Where is the land? Where is the water? What types of water can on this map?
EXPLORE: Water and Landforms Permafrost/Tundra Lakes Ocean Wetlands Desert Rainforest Ice/Glaciers
EVALUATE Why is Earth’s nickname “the water planet” both accurate and misleading? List at least 5 things you learned to complete your KWL chart.
GPM The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Satellite will collect precipitation data from around the world. Knowing where and how much rain or snow falls globally is vital to understanding how weather and climate impact both our environment and Earth’s water and energy cycles. Precipitation patterns have effects on agriculture, fresh water availability, and responses to natural disasters.