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Water Conservation Education for Schools

Downloadable Curriculum Materials

Water Environment Federation
Hands-On Activities from “The Water Sourcebook”

Designed for use by teachers, non-formal educators, and water quality professionals, The Water Sourcebook series covers today's most important water environment topics. Follow the link to download the listed curriculum and more.

Grades 3-5

  • Water Goes Around and Comes Around – Student will build a model of a water system from the source to users. Learn to read and interpret a water meter. Plan water conservation programs at the community level.
  • Waste Not, Want Not - Students will simulate the uses and conservation of water. List 3 to 5 ways to conserve water. Recognize wasteful uses of water in their own environments.

Grades 9-12

  • Wastewater Treatment - The student will define wastewater and list components of wastewater. Describe the function of a wastewater treatment plant. Create a wastewater treatment model and use it to clean wastewater. Describe some primary and secondary wastewater treatment methods.

Department of Water Resources

Grades 6-8
Conservation Connection – Water & Energy Use in California

Environmental Protection Agency

Grades 3-5
"A Day in the Life of a Drop” is a set of activities designed to help students understand the connections between the source of the water they use and the ways their water use habits affect the environment and human health.

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