8.E.1

Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.

Essential Understandings:

The students will understand that …

The hydrosphere affects humans and humans affect the hydrosphere.

Essential Questions

  • What is the structure and function of the hydrosphere?
  • How does the hydrosphere affect humans?
  • How do the humans affect the hydrosphere?

8.E.1.1:

Explain the structure of the hydrosphere including:

Water distribution on Earth

Local river basins and water availability

Essential Understandings:

Students will understand that:

  • water is one of the most common substances on the surface of the Earth.
  • the ocean is an integral component of the world’s climate due to its capacity to collect, drive and mix water, heat, and carbon dioxide
  • the water cycle is the continuous movement of water in and around the earth

Essential Questions:

  • How do factors interact to determine the distribution of water in the hydrosphere?
  • How does the water cycle affect water distribution in and around the Earth

8.E.1

Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.

Essential Understandings:

The students will understand that …

The hydrosphere affects humans and humans affect the hydrosphere.

Essential Questions

  • What is the structure and function of the hydrosphere?
  • How does the hydrosphere affect humans?
  • How do the humans affect the hydrosphere?

8.E.1.1:

Explain the structure of the hydrosphere including:

Water distribution on Earth

Local river basins and water availability

Essential Understandings:

Students will understand that:

  • water is one of the most common substances on the surface of the Earth.
  • the ocean is an integral component of the world’s climate due to its capacity to collect, drive and mix water, heat, and carbon dioxide
  • the water cycle is the continuous movement of water in and around the earth

Essential Questions:

  • How do factors interact to determine the distribution of water in the hydrosphere?
  • How does the water cycle affect water distribution in and around the Earth