Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprintâ„¢
Water Cycle
NDNAEU 1 “Sacred Relatives”, NDNAEU 3 “Sharing & Generosity”
Compelling QuestionWhere does the water we depend on everyday come from?  
Standards and PracticesPerformance Standard MS-ESS2-4
Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Staging the QuestionWhat do we use water for? 
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Where does water come from? Are we running out of water? How can you save water at home?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Explain how the water cycle works.Explain the claim that the world is running out of water. Explain how you can save water at home.
Featured SourcesFeatured SourcesFeatured Sources
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Explain what will determine the future of water using the sources of this lesson.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionCreate a plan you will use and promote to ensure that there is water for future generations. 
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationFollow your water use plan and prepare rebuttals for those who will scoff.   
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