Where Water Comes From
Where Water Comes From teacher's guide
Key Idea: Water in our homes originates in nature.
Question: In what ways do you use water in your home?
Answers: Shower, toilet, dishes, drinking
Question: Where and when do you see water outside?
Answers: Everything in New York City is surrounded by water – rivers, ponds, bays, as well as rain and snow.
Question: What are the differences between outdoor and indoor water sources?
Answers: Students should point out that although water indoors is brought in by man-made means, the water source was originally out of doors (precipitation, lakes, streams, etc.).
Question: Where does the water in your home come from and how does it get to your home?
Answers: From reservoirs, pipes, lakes, streams, wells
Question: What happens to all the rain and snow? Where does it go after it falls or melts?
Answers: The water goes into larger bodies of water like rivers, canals and the bay; under the ground; into drainage pipes; into larger bodies of water; etc.
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