Hydrosphere Flashcards

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Our Duty to Conserve Water

"Let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world!" - Pope Francis

Read the article of the Holy Father's thoughts concerning clean water shortages.
Watch Water Crisis in Flint and Water, The World Water Crisis.
New York Times writer, Andrew Revkin, once wrote "scientific knowledge reveals options; values determine choices." What does this mean? What is our Catholic duty to Earth and its resources? What can you do to conserve water?

The Story of Water

Read The Story of Water and play the game, then read What Is Water Made Of, What Three Forms Can Water Take, and What Is the Water Cycle.

Study Jams: The Water Cycle

View Study Jams: The Water Cycle. After watching the video, take the self-checking online quiz and complete the Study Jams: The Water Cycle Quia quiz.

What Is A Tide? eClip

[If the video doesn't play, click on the youtube1.jpg then on the youtube2.jpg.]
View What Is A Tide? [Type in tide in the search box and check K-5 (Our World). Only one video will pop up.] Afterwards, answer the following questions on Quia. The questions must be rewritten as part of your answer.
  • How and why do high tides that are caused by the Sun and the Moon differ?
  • Why doesn't an object get pushed toward the shore by the tides?

Sea Monster Research

Research your assigned deep sea creature, then present your findings using any method you choose. An example can be found on Giant Squid Tackk and on the glog shown.

Include the following information on your deep sea creature:

  • Common name
  • Scientific name
  • Picture of creature
  • How and what it eats
  • Depth it lives at
  • Where it lives (name the oceans)
  • Size relative to humans (compare to 6-foot man)
  • Fun facts (at least 3)

Helpful Websites:

I've included an example for you to refer to.
Download this picture to your desktop to add to your glog.