Unpacking Standards Unit 6

part 1 By: tanaya Battle, Core 1


Today one of the most common substances on Earth is water. Almost everywhere you go there is water. It can be in the form of ice, a liquid, or even a gas. Water is always around us and we cannot live without it.

Key Terms

Water Cycle: the cycle of processes by which water circulates between Earth's oceans, land, and atmosphere.

Solvent: able to dissolve other substances

Glaciers: a slowly moving mass or river of ice

Aquifers: a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater

River Basin: the land that water flows across or under on its way to a river

Watersheds: the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place

Impermeable: not allowing water to flow through

Ground water: water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices of rocks

My opinion

In my opinion this unit is relevant to my everyday life because water is all around us throughout our lives no matter who you are or where you live. It is important to know where the water comes from and where it is going so you will be able it take care of it.  


How are glaciers formed?


Inside a glacier


Water cycle



1. Explain why it is safer to drink from a moving body of water instead of pond or lake.

2. Explain why people use watersheds.

3. Contrast a River Basin from Watersheds.

4. Where is most of Earth's water found?

5. Which one has the most freshwater, a glacier or a stream? Explain your answer.

6. Explain why groundwater is more valuable than water you find in a lake or pond.

7. Explain what is means for the ground to be impermeable.

8. Where is most of Earth's freshwater found?

9. Why is it important for scientists to monitor water quality in ponds and lakes in the environment?

10. Why is it important for water to be examined or treated before human use?