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Do What You Water: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Fresh Water in the United States

This article is from Issue Facts to the Future - Vol. 5 No. 1.

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In this study, the scientist was asked to predict how much fresh water people living in the United States will use from the year 2000 to the year 2040.

Welcome to the Facts to the Future edition

Education Standards Correlations

Do What You Water Lesson Plan

Meet the scientists that contributed to this article:

"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • People and Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Rivers, Lakes, Streams (Students)
  • Water (Educators)

Regions covered in this article:
  • Alaska
  • Intermountain
  • Northern
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Pacific Southwest
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Southern
  • Southwestern

"Thinking About Science Themes" covered in this article:
Specific 'Thinking About Science'Themes:
  »  Characteristics of Scientists

"Thinking About the Environment Themes" covered in this article:

Specific 'Thinking About the Environment'Themes:
  »  Value of natural environments

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Characteristics of Scientists

"Thinking About Environmental Themes" covered in this article:
Specific 'Thinking About the Environment'Themes:
  »  Value of natural environments

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Value of natural environments

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Personal health (F)
  • Populations, resources and environments (F)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure of the earth system (D)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)

Science Benchmarks covered in this article:
  • Common Themes: Models
  • Habits of Mind: Communication Skils
  • Habits of Mind: Computation and Estimation
  • Habits of Mind: Critical-Response Skills
  • Human Society: Social Change
  • Human Society: Social Trade-Offs
  • The Living Environment: Interdependence of Life
  • The Nature of Science: Scientific Inquiry
  • The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
  • The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
  • The Nature of Technology: Technology and Science
  • The Physical Setting: The Earth