Tell students that Activity 1 (Constructing an Argument) of the lesson Will There be Enough Fresh Water? introduces the structure of the scientific argumentation they will be asked to do for the rest of the lesson. Tell students that Activity 1 will give them practice with analyzing a data set and making a good scientific argument from the evidence. Encourage students to review the questions and example best answers provided in Activity 1 before starting on the current activity.
Subjects & Disciplines
- Earth Science
- create a good scientific argument in the context of freshwater availability
- Self-directed learning
- Self-paced learning
This activity targets the following skills:
Critical Thinking Skills
What You’ll Need
Materials You Provide
- Computers with Internet connection
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
Recommended Prior Activities
to state as the truth.
structure built across a river or other waterway to control the flow of water.
to eject or get rid of.
to break up or disintegrate.
data that can be measured, observed, examined, and analyzed to support a conclusion.
water that is not salty.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1220756. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.