Water Coverage: Using Circle Graphs to Understand the Earth

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will discover the numerical relationship between water and land on the Earth’s surface by conducting an experiment and then creating a graph to display these statistics.
Pam Van Arsdale
Grade Range: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Student Materials: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface