Ch 23.1 Fresh Water

Ch 23.1 Fresh Water

Author: deirdre carney
  • Describe the processes that make up the water cycle
  • Identify the sources of fresh water on Earth

Nevada Science Standards

E.12.C.3 Students know that elements exist in fixed amounts and move through solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and living things as part of biogeochemical cycles. 

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes. ​



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Video Clip: The Water Cycle Rap

Chapter 23.1 Fresh Water

Read Chapter 23.1 Fresh Water pg 704-708. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-What processes are involved in the water cycle
-Where is Earth's fresh water found

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Source: Prentice hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

The Water Cycle: A Multi-Phased Journey

Go to the following website: 


Read the article:  A Multi-Phased Journey

With your partner, create Cornell style notes showing the main point(s) for all 11 paragraphs. Include any important points or information that pictures, diagrams, or graphs are trying to convey.


Video Clip: The Water Cycle

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Online Activity - Water Cycle, Surface Water, and Ground Water

go to the following website:


Explore each tab (write notes in your science notebook - use your textbook essential questions as a guide)

  • water cycle
  • surface water
  • ground water

Video Clip: Watersheds

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.