Fresh Water Resources – A Fifth Grade PowerPoint Introduction is a PowerPoint 5th grade level instructional presentation
It includes a PowerPoint presentation of the text along with three editable presentation slides that are also available in PDF format to print and issue as classwork, homework, or attach/incorporate into an interactive notebook. Students can also complete the activity during the presentation as reinforcement for the presentation.
The presentation includes:
• Introductory terminology (reservoir, dam, groundwater, aquifer, watershed, flood, contaminate, and pollute).
• Fresh water resources (running water, standing water, and groundwater).
• Introduction to reservoirs and the water table.
• Watersheds and their functions.
• How watersheds change.
• Water pollution review and some ways to determine if water might be polluted.
• Water treatment plants and the sequence in which water is cleaned.
The last slides are white-background and used for the printables. The printables are already in PDF form in the package. The white-background pages are not included in the total pages. I include them in case you would like to change any of the data and recreate the printables.
The editable slides/printables:
• The first activity is a labeling/matching activity where students match definitions with terminology and pictures. Included terminology: groundwater, reservoir, dam, watershed, aquifer, contaminate, treatment plant, and flood.
• The second activity has students identify the steps in the treatment of water at a plant along with descriptions. Included steps: coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, and storage.
• The last activity involves labeling the parts of a watershed. Included terms: snow, watershed, well, water table, aquifer, streams, dam, reservoir, and river.