Water Footprint Calculator

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Water Footprint Calculator



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Type: Interactive/Game


This online interactive asks students questions about their daily water usage. After answering all of the questions, students are presented with their daily water consumption. Each student's results will be compared with the average American's daily water consumption. The interactive also provides students with methods to decrease their daily water consumption and conserve this precious natural resource. 

Content Standard(s):
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
16 ) Collect and organize scientific ideas that individuals and communities can use to protect Earth's natural resources and its environment (e.g., terracing land to prevent soil erosion, utilizing no-till farming to improve soil fertility, regulating emissions from factories and automobiles to reduce air pollution, recycling to reduce overuse of landfill areas).

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.16- Identify a human action that can help the environment.

Tags: conservation, environment, freshwater, human activities, natural resources
License Type: Custom Permission Type
See Terms: https://www.watercalculator.org/policy-and-terms-of-use/
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This website provides educational resources that the teacher can use to teach this standard.

Some of the questions may be difficult for students to answer. (e.g. How many loads of laundry do you do each week?) I have found that telling students to give their best estimate or just choosing the "middle" option works best for this activity.

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Author: Hannah Bradley