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GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world
Examines the uses of water, how it's valued, the ways it connects places as it moves through the environment and its scarcity. Case studies: Australia, Asia, North Africa and/or West Asia.
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The difference between weather & the climate in 3 minutes.

The difference between weather & the climate in 3 minutes. | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
The difference between weather & climate can be confusing, but this is a great simple explanation.
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

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Billboard in Peru Turns Air into Clean Drinking Water - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

Peru isn't in the regions listed for AC:G Year 7 but it is too good to waste!

 

The rain in this region is almost zero, but its atmospheric humidity is about 98%. Inspired by this, UTEC built the first billboard that produces drinking water out of the air. The billboard has unique technology that captures the air humidity and turns it into drinking water.

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Disaster Resilience Education For Schools | Australian Emergency Management Institute

Disaster Resilience Education For Schools | Australian Emergency Management Institute | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

A large amount of resources to access here on floods, droughts, cyclones and severe storms.

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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.
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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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Water footprint and virtual water

Water footprint and virtual water | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
The water footprint of a nation shows the total volume of water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the nation.
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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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Waterwatch Victoria

Waterwatch Victoria | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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Lots of information availble here . . . especially if you wanted to conduct a water field trip.

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Solar Still

Solar Still | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it

This video shows how fresh water can be created from salt water using a solar still, demonstrating two steps of the water cycle, evaporation and condensation.

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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

Get your students to create fresh water out of salt water!

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Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Updated on May 23 with before & after satellite images (above) Explore the Bing map, or Google map of Moore, Okla. More on the Oklahoma tornado:
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Inside the Colorado deluge

Inside the Colorado deluge | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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Colorado floods claim eight lives, destroy 1600 homes

Colorado floods claim eight lives, destroy 1600 homes | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Colorado is cleaning up and counting the cost of the massive floods that caught many off guard.
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Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem

Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Fresh water is essential for life -- and there's not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem.
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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

This is the second of two videos by Christiana Z. Peppard. The first which has also been Scooped for this unit is entitled 'Where we get our fresh water' and is also worth a look.

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Where our water goes.

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Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital

Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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Thailand flooding threatens Bangkok

Thailand flooding threatens Bangkok | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra warns population to expect floods as rising waters reach capital city
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Even scarier than California's shrinking reservoirs is its shrinking groundwater supply

Even scarier than California's shrinking reservoirs is its shrinking groundwater supply | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
California's water shortage could potentially affect the entire nation.
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not in the prescribed locations but still good to use!

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Year 7 Geography: Why dam the Mekong River? Asia Education Foundation

Year 7 Geography: Why dam the Mekong River? Asia Education Foundation | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it

This module explores the mighty Mekong River, its path through six countries, and the wealth it brings. It explores the effect that damming has on the Mekong.

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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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National Water Week 20-26 October

National Water Week 20-26 October | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
National Water Week is held in the third week of October every year to raise awareness of issues surrounding Australia's most precious resource.
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Great site to use if you are planing the new water unit.

Mission H20 - this game is engaing and has lots of water conservation ideas within it.

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Water Resources - Online Textbook

Water Resources - Online Textbook | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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A fabulous online resource. Content covers many of the CDs.

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Introduction to Water

This dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to the wonder and miracle of water. 

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A great introduction to water.

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Project WET - A trip through the water cycle

Project WET - A trip through the water cycle | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
An interactive trip through the water cycle. In this game, students learn where and how water moves through the complex and endless water cycle. Students also learn about different kinds of scientists who study water.
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CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

 

Also visit http://www.projectwet.org the site where this is from. 

Their mission is as follows:

The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

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Water Cycle Game

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Cloud in a Bottle

Cloud in a Bottle | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

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Colorado Flooding Story Map & Satellite Images

Colorado Flooding Story Map & Satellite Images | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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This ESRI story map explores the local communities in Colorado that have been impacted by recent flooding.

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Slideshow: Hwy 34 destroyed through Big Thompson Canyon

Slideshow: Hwy 34 destroyed through Big Thompson Canyon | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
BOULDER, Colo. -- National Guard helicopters were able to survey parts of Highway 34 along the Big Thompson River Saturday. Here are some images of the destruction along the roadway.
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Managing groundwater for tomorrow

Managing groundwater for tomorrow | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Seventy percent of Perth's water comes from underground. Imagine what would happen if that source of water dried up. It...
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CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

 

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Perths GroundWater Supply

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The future of water in Australia

The future of water in Australia | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Jeremy Fernandez looks at how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.
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CD - The quantity and variability of Australia’s water resources compared with those in other continents.

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how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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Every Last Drop: An Interactive Website about Water Saving

Every Last Drop: An Interactive Website about Water Saving | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Every Last Drop is an interactive website which takes a detailed look at how much water we waste on a daily basis and how small changes can make a big difference.
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CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

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