Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 6-8
Publication Year: 2006
Product Number: EG-2006-09-25-LaRC
Subjects: General Science, Space Science
This lesson will help your students answer questions about water's location and importance to life.
In this lesson, students will
- Observe and describe osmosis.
- Compare the porosity and permeability of several soil samples.
- Observe a soil's water-holding capacity.
- Make observations about the availability and location of water on Earth, the moon and Mars.
- Model water dissolving materials as it travels through soil samples.
- Design an investigation to determine how varying amounts of salt in water affect seed germination.
- Identify the salinity of unknown solutions based upon observation.
- Compare the differences in challenges faced by 17th-century and 21st-century explorers.
Follow the Water Lesson [612KB PDF file]
The educational module Exploration: Then and Now examines four themes and compares exploration of the past and present. The module focuses on the settlement of Jamestown, the first permanent English-speaking colony in the New World, and NASA's plans to return to the moon and reach for Mars. Each lesson consists of several student activities.
Also in this series:
All components of the modules are available from the Jamestown Journey website.