Lesson 1: Water is Life


Lesson 1: Water is Life

All videos in this chapter are linked below. You will have the option to download the HD version or stream a lower resolution version.


Lesson 1.1: Water is Life, Introduction and Learning Objectives

Lesson 1.2: Water is Special

Lesson 1.3: How Much Water Do We Have

Lesson 1.4: Wise Water Use

Lesson 1.5: Texas Water

Lesson 1.6: Water Pollution

Lesson 1.7: Water Quality

Lesson 1.D: Definitions


Water has properties that make it essential to life. And although the earth is known as “the water planet,” it has limited quantities of available freshwater.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Water is Life is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 1 that includes relevant science topics in 8 videos: What is water and why is water important? What is the hydrosphere? What are the special properties of water and why are they important? What is the hydrosphere and what is its importance to life on Earth? What are natural resources? What are aquatic resources? How do we use water? How much water is available for human use? What is conservation? Why is it important? How can we tell if water is polluted or clean? How does water pollution affect aquatic life? How does water’s temperature affect the amount of oxygen in it? What is water quality? How do humans affect water quality?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 1: Water is Life