List sources of water.
DefinitionList should include
- surface water
- How do the sources of water play a role in the amount of water available to communities?
- What sources of water are available to you and your community?
- What property of surface water makes it unsuitable for drinking?
- Which type of water is most accessible and abundant?
- What are the main sources of water?
- What is a watershed?
- Where do we naturally find water?
- What do we get the majority of our water?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.
- Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.
- Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.
- Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.
- Differentiate between first and third person point-of-view.
- Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.
- Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.
- Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.
- Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
- Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.
- Engage in writing as a recursive process.
- Choose audience and purpose.
- Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
- Organize writing to fit mode or topic.
- Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
- Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
- Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.
- Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
- Use transition words and phrases.
- Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
- Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
- Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.
The student will investigate and understand how freshwater resources are influenced by geologic processes and the activities of humans. Key concepts include
- processes of soil development;
- development of karst topography;
- relationships between groundwater zones, including saturated and unsaturated zones, and the water table;
- identification of sources of fresh water, including rivers, springs, and aquifers, with reference to the hydrologic cycle;
- dependence on freshwater resources and the effects of human usage on water quality; and
- identification of the major watershed systems in Virginia, including the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.