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Digitial Picture Water Source Hunt

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Keywords: Power Point, book making, water
Subject(s): Writing, Technology, Art, Earth Science, English/Language Arts, Science
Grades K through 2
School: Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX
Planned By: Lindsay Richard
Original Author: Lindsay Richard, San Antonio
Objective: To understand and identify sources of water and how we use water in our everyday lives.

Materials: Digital Camera
Computer with Word Program
I am Water by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by Judith Moffatt, Scholastic Press, New York, NY, 1996.
Water,Water Everywhere by Mark J. Rauzon and Cynthia Overbeck Bix, A Sierra Club Book, San Francisco, CA, 1993

1. Read a picture book about water and its importance to Earth and life.
2. Discuss our need for water and why it is important to plants, animals, and people.
3. Brainstorm different uses of water and create a class chart.
4. Distribute cameras to students and take a water hunt around your school. Find different sources of water and discuss what we use the water for (e.g. water in a mop bucket is used to clean, water in the fire hydrant is for putting out fires, a sprinkler is to water the grass, ice in the cooler is for cooling our drinks etc.).
5. In the computer lab download pictures into the studentís file.
6. In Word copy and paste pictures and type a sentence. We use water for____.
7. In Word create a cover page. Students create a title and use clip art for cover picture.
8. Bind into book. Put books in classroom library to read.
9. Students can also create a Power Point presentation. On each slide, download a picture and type the sentence: We use water for ______. Students can record their voices to explain where we find the water and how we use it.
10. Share and enjoy with classmates, parents, and community!
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This lesson can be changed to teach about soil and its uses and also the uses of rocks. This ties into Language Arts! This is a great predictable chart idea. We use water for____. Can be used for ESL students, special ed, and lower level learners.
Add books and Power Points to class library and computers for class to revisit.
Materials: Word Processor, Science, Flash/USB Drives, Batteries, Camera Bags, Digital Voice Recorders, Point and Shoot, Mobile Labs, Keyboarding, Slideshow