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#### Citizenship *(2)*

#### Water *(1)*

When we turn on the tap or flush the toilet how often do we actually think about the amount of water we are using? This PowerPoint slide presentation and accompanying activity engages students in an investigation of the amount of freshwater they and their peers consume on a daily basis. As they use science and math skills to collect and analyze survey data, learners also brainstorm simple strategies for reducing water waste at home and school. In a world where freshwater supplies are increasingly affected by climate change and pollution, students will understand why we must all conserve this vital resource by reducing our daily "water footprint".

This resource explores human impacts on freshwater resources using an action approach that fosters environmental stewardship. As students collect numerical information about water consumption they build science and math skills in calculating means and percentages, carrying out data analysis and pracitcing critical thinking. Learners also consider the relationship between reduced water use and sustainable living from a local and global perspective.

A class could expand the conservation message of this activity by developing a school "World Water Day" celebration on March 22nd. The event could include water savings posters, displays about human impacts on freshwater and involve a local Indigenous community in presenting traditional practices honouring water.

The following tool will allow you to explore the relevant curriculum matches for this resource. To start, select a province listed below.

**Step 1**Select a province- Alberta
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 7
- Grade 8
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**Step 3**Select a subject- Environmental Science
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Environment and Outdoor Education: Commitment to Action

- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Knowlege And Employability: Number
- Knowlege And Employability: Statistics and Probability
- Statistics and Probability

- British Columbia
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 7
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with integers and decimals
- Decimals, fractions, and percents are used to represent and describe parts and wholes of numbers

- Grade 8
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing data by determining averages is one way to make sense of large data sets and enables us to compare and interpret
- Number represents, describes, and compares the quantities of ratios, rates, and percents

- Grade 9
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing the validity, reliability, and representation of data enables us to compare and interpret.

- Manitoba
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland & Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Nunavut
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 7
- Grade 8
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Knowledge and Employability: Number (Number Concepts and Number Operations
- Knowledge and Employability: Statistics and Probability
- Number
- Statistics & Probability

- Science
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
- Interactions in Our Environment

- Grade 9
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Knowlege And Employability: Statistics and Probability
- Statistics and Probability

- Ontario
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 7
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data
- Number

- Science & Technology
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment

- Grade 8
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data
- Number

- Science & Technology
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems

- Grade 9
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data

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**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 7
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Arithmetic and Algebra
- Statistics and probability

- Science & Technology
**Step 4**Relevant matches- The Earth and Space

- Grade 8
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Arithmetic and Algebra
- Statistics and probability

- Science & Technology
**Step 4**Relevant matches- The Earth and Space

- Saskatchewan
- Yukon Territory
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 7
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with integers and decimals
- Decimals, fractions, and percents are used to represent and describe parts and wholes of numbers

- Grade 8
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing data by determining averages is one way to make sense of large data sets and enables us to compare and interpret
- Number represents, describes, and compares the quantities of ratios, rates, and percents

- Grade 9
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing the validity, reliability, and representation of data enables us to compare and interpret.

- General Guide to Taking Action
- Sustainable Consumption

- Water Use