Modeling Prompt: How Much Water?
In Class Launch
Use after Unit 2, Lesson 1.
Display the prompt: “How much water do you use?”
After a minute of quiet think time invite students to discuss in pairs, “What are all the things you do that use water?”
Collect and display the results of the brainstorming.
- Drinking water
- Brushing teeth
- Washing hands
- Flushing toilet
- Showering or bathing
- Washing dishes
- Washing clothes
For Task Statement 1 invite groups to record all the results of the brainstorming.
For Task Statement 2 invite groups to compare the brainstorm with the provided table and add any additional rows they would like.
This prompt lends itself well to students creating an infographic as a final product. Display some examples (an image search of "water use infographic" turns up lots of results) so students have an idea of what is expected.
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