This is a good introductory activity to use when teaching participants of any age about Earth’s water. It is a hands-on kinesthetic activity which enables participants to predict how much water is on Earth’s surface, use a finger they select as a “data collector” to collect data on where there is water or land on Earth’s surface, and the use of a data table to help them keep track of trends and patterns in the data.
Plastic blow up globe
Chart paper/write board
Markers to write with on paper or whiteboard
Pens for participants to use to mark which finger will collect data