In this unit, students build their background knowledge about where water is found on earth and the movement of water through the water cycle and the physical landscape. Students will consider the guiding question “Where does our water come from?”
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 3 ELA Module 4, Unit 1.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-3-ela-module-4-unit-1; accessed 2015-05-29.
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