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Every Drop Counts - Wildlife Needs Water, Too!
Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, July 2009

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Suggested Topics: systems, water cycles, watersheds, land use, sharing, decision making

Related 4th Grade TEKS:

Language Arts:
4.1 A, B, C: Listening, Speaking, Purposes: Listens Actively and Purposefully in a Variety of Settings
4.5 A,B,D,F: Listening, Speaking, Audiences : Speaks Clearly and Approriately to Different Audiences for Different Purposes and Occassions
4.9 E: Reading, Vocabulary Development : Aquires Extensive Vocabulary through Reading and Systematic Word Study
4.15 A, C: Writing, Purposes: Writes for Variety of Audiences and Purposes in Various Forms
Social Studies:
4.6 A: Geography : Uses Geographic Tools
4.9 A, C: Geography: Humans Adapt to and Modify their Environment
4.23 C, E: Social Studies Skills: Communicates in Written, Oral and Visual Forms
4.24 A: Social Studies Skills: Problem Solving and Decision Making
4.1 A, B: Scientific Processes: Conducts Field and Laboratory Investigations
4.2 A, B, C, D, E: Scientific Processes: Develops Abilities to do Scientific Inquiry in Field and Laboratory
4.3 C: Scientific Processes: Uses Critical Thinking and Scientific Problem Solving to Make Informed Decisions
4.5 A, B: Science Concepts: Parts Removed from Complex Systems
4.7 B: Sceince Concepts: Physical Properties of Matter
4.8 A: Science Concepts: Adaptations Increase Survival
4.10 B: Science Concepts: Past Events Affect Present and Future Events
4.11 C: Science Concepts: Natural World Includes Earth Materials and Objects in the Sky
4.3 A: Number, Operations and Quantitative Reasoning: Addition and Subtraction
4.13 C: Probability and Statistics: Solve Problems by Collecting, Organizing, Displaying and Inerpreting Data
4.15 A: Underlying Processes and Mathematical Tools: Communicates about Math
4.16 A: Underlying Processes and Mathematical Tools: Uses Logical Reasoning

Discussion Questions


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Interesting Links for Further Research

Try the water games at the Texas Water Development Board's web site Water for Kids

Find out how much water does it take to grow a hamburger and more at the USGS Water Science for Schools web site. (Home page:

Watch the Texas A&M Water slide show at


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