Lessons about water should be anything but dry. In order to help educators be more effective in the classroom, the Great Water Alliance has compiled a set of links to sites that make learning about this vital shared resource fun and engaging.
We’ll be adding more content as the program evolves, so keep checking back. And if you have suggestions for sites that we should include here, feel free to contact us.
Let’s dive in…
- Download a colorful and informative poster depicting the Water Cycle from the USGS.
- Play Conservation Hangman at getwise.org.
- The Great Water Alliance will result in improved groundwater conditions in the Lake Michigan basin. Find tools, resources and ready-to-use activities from The Groundwater Foundation here.
- How much water are your kids really using each day? The Grace Foundation has created a Water Footprint Calculator to help them learn.
- Runoff is a major polluter of our lakes and rivers. The EPA has put together a number of resources and activities to help kids understand Nonpoint Source Pollution.
- The USGS includes a comprehensive set of water-related learning tools and activities within their teacher resource section.
- Get fun and informative tips on saving water from the EPA.
- Take your class on The Great Water Odyssey courtesy of the St. John’s River Water Management District.
- Water Use It Wisely is a partnership of Arizona cities and organizations committed to conservation. They have a robust section that includes tips, games and more for kids of all ages.
- This four-part video series helps you discover how clean water gets delivered to your home.