Science - 2019-20

K.4 - Matter: Water

The student will investigate and understand that water is important in our daily lives and has properties. Key ideas include

a)  water has many uses;

  • describe  several uses of water at school and at home. Bloom's Level: Understand

b)  water can be found in many places;

  •   identify several natural sources of water.  Bloom's Level: Knowledge

c) water occurs in different phases; and

  •  classify examples of water as a solid or a liquidBloom's Level:   Analyze

d)  water flows downhill.

  • conduct an investigation to determine how water flows Bloom's Level:   Analyze
  • predict where a stream of water will flow. Bloom's Level:  Apply
  • find examples of how water flows in your classroom, school, or community.  Bloom's Level: Understand

Adopted: 2018

BIG IDEAS

Water is an important resource for our daily lives and has specific properties.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

  • Water is a very important resource and we use it for many things.
  • There are many places where we find water, including streams, rivers, lakes, oceans and underground (wells).
  • Water can be a solid (ice), liquid (liquid water), or gas (water vapor).
  • The phases of water can be changed by heating or cooling.
  • The natural flow of water is from a higher to a lower level.  An example is seen as water in streams flows from higher elevations to lower elevations.

ESSENTIALS

Essential Questions

  • How is water used at home and at school?
  • What are some examples of sources of water?
  • Is ice a solid or liquid?
  • Is a river a solid or liquid?
  • Which way does water flow?

In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

  • describe several uses of water at school and at home.
  • identify several natural sources of water
  • classify examples of water as a solid or a liquid.
  • conduct an investigation to determine how water flows.
  • predict where a stream of water will flow
  • find examples of how water flows in your classroom, school, or community.

KEY VOCABULARY


Updated: Feb 18, 2020