Students learn how Cape Town, city the size of Los Angeles, is running out of water. The crisis has been precipitated by changing weather patterns due to increased global temperatures, while the demand for water has increased due to a growing human population. Comes with an article guide for reading comprehension and a home water use inventory.
Cape Town Water Crisis
Subject Science — Earth and Space Science, Life Science
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Next Generation Science Standards
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.