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Grade 8 Science Writing assignment 1. Create a concept map showing that water has a...

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ryan151515 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 3, 2010 at 12:39 AM via web

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Grade 8 Science

Writing assignment

1. Create a concept map showing that water has a close connection to everyday aspect of life.

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smurf824 | Middle School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted April 3, 2010 at 1:57 AM (Answer #1)

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Well, a concept map is just a type of graphic organizer that shows connections between ideas.  All you will have to do is pay close attention to how water is involved in your life. Start by thinkning about the fact that water makes up the majority if our bodies, is used in the things we eat and drink, water is used in the production of many of the items that we use on a daily basis.  Then you can connect the ideas together; how those who make the food we eat use water to get the food to our tables.  Water is needed to keep our vehicles running smoothly, etc.  All that is needed is for you to think about what you use in your life and fill it into a bubble chart of sorts.  Good Luck!

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 3, 2010 at 3:35 AM (Answer #2)

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I would recommend starting with a bubble or square in the middle of your page. Label it water or water's connections to everyday life. Then, make 4-6 branches coming out from there and label each with a function that water serves in everyday life. For example, consider using nourishment, cleaning, product development, agriculture to get you started. You will think of a couple more. Then branch out from each of those ideas you have about the connections you see in life. Branching off of cleaning, you might have humans bathing and showering and brushing teeth and shaving. You could also have food being cleaned, household items, car washing and spraying off the driveway to just name a few.

 

 

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cfears1 | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 3, 2010 at 5:30 AM (Answer #3)

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Before you begin, check out the reference link below.

1) Create a CIRCLE MAP like the one you see on this page.

2) Then, write the words "Water in Everyday Life" in the middle circle, since that is your TOPIC.

3) Finally, on the lines blank lines which extend outward from the middle circle, write a minimum of 8 words or phrases explaining how water is used in lives:

1SHOWERING AND BRUSHING TEETH

2WASHING CLOTHES

3WASHING CARS

4SWIMMING

5WATERING CROPS

6STAYING HYDRATED

7BOILING FOOD FOR MEALS

8FILLING RADIATORS TO KEEP CAR ENGINES COOL

 

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