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Where in the world is water?. Georgia Standard. S6E3. Students will recognize the significant role of water in earth processes. a. Explain that a large portion of the Earth’s surface is water, consisting of oceans, rivers, lakes, underground water, and ice. . Essential Question.

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georgia standard
Georgia Standard
  • S6E3. Students will recognize the significant role of water in earth processes.

a. Explain that a large portion of the Earth’s surface is water, consisting of oceans, rivers, lakes, underground water, and ice.

essential question
Essential Question

What is the differences between oceans, rivers, lakes, underground water and glaciers(ice)?

What is the difference between salt water and fresh water?

what is the ocean
What is the ocean?
  • Anoceanis a body of saline (salt) water that composes a large part of Earth’shydrosphere.
  • The majority of the Earth's surface is covered with water. Most of the water on the Earth is salt water.
what is a glacier
What is a Glacier?
  • Glaciers: large, moving masses of ice and snow that change large areas of the Earth’s surface through erosion and deposition.
what is a river
What is a river?
  • A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another stream.
underground water
Underground water
  • Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations.
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Essential Question
  • What is the difference between salt water and fresh water?
essential question2
Essential Question
  • What is the difference between salt water and fresh water?

Answer:

  • Salt water contains certain amounts of salts while fresh water is water with a dissolved sail concentration of less than 1 per cent. 
important facts about water
Important Facts About Water
  • The earth's oceans are connected.
  • About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water.
  • Water is not evenly distributed, and most of it is unsuitable for drinking.
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Where in the world is water?
  • Of all the total volume water on the Earth (1.36 billion km3, or 326 million mi3):
  • 97% is in the oceans as salt water,
  • 2% is frozen fresh water in ice caps and glaciers,
  • 1% is fresh water in lakes and streams, groundwater, and water vapor in the atmosphere.
why study water
Why Study Water?
  • We can use less than one percent of the water on Earth for drinking and personal hygiene. We also use this fresh water for agriculture, fisheries, transportation, heating and cooling, manufacturing, and many other purposes.
  • Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
fact or fiction
Fact or Fiction?
  • Most of Earth's freshwater is found in streams and lakes.
  • Most of the freshwater on Earth is located in glaciers and ice caps.
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Fact or Fiction?
  • Almost 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water.
  • Almost 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by land.