Forty classroom-ready science teaching and learning activities for elementary and middle school teachersGrounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.
Activity 12: Water Fountain Water versus Bottled Water
Drinking bottled water has become increasingly popular in recent years in many countries. Why do you think this is? Most people who drink bottled water say that the number one reason is that it's convenient. Many people also believe that bottled water is cleaner or purer and that it tastes better than tap water from the sink or water fountain. Much of this perception is a result of advertising that emphasizes the idea that bottled water comes from crystal-clear mountain springs or the run-off of pure glacial water. Commercials and magazine ads for bottled water emphasize the “exotic” origins of this water and also imply that drinking this bottled water is a sign ...