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In this activity, students will complete an Anticipation Guide with some basic questions designed to stimulate their thinking about access to clean water. Before the activity begins, distribute students' Engineering Portfolios. Explain that they will use these portfolios to complete activities throughout the lesson. Students can complete the Anticipation Guide on page 1 of their Engineering Portfolios, or you may incorporate a Student Response System if your school has the equipment. You may also pre-load the questions into an online polling site, such as PollEverywhere.com , so that your entire class's data will tabulate in real time. Afterward, have students participate in a short discussion in which they explain their thinking. Some of the questions have correct answers, and some ask for students' opinions.
As an alternate activity, you could read the statements aloud and ask students to arrange themselves on a human number line to show how strongly they agree or disagree with each one.