Elementary Lesson Plan on Earth's Water Supply for World Water Day
|Earth's Water Supply Lesson Plans for Elementary.|
Where do we get water? How does it get to our faucet or in our water bottles? This lesson and curriculum on the water supply and water cycle will answer these questions. Scroll down for quizzes, science experiments, companion art projects, and more Earth's Water Supply Lesson Plans for Elementary students. Enjoy!
|Where do you get your water?|
First things first, watch this short video on clean water. We recommend "Flow" and "Tapped". Here is a very good, free excerpt from Tapped. "The Story of Bottled Water" is also good and free to watch. Netflix has a similar film about the Nestle Corporation Water.
|The Story of Bottled Water.|
Now, watch this video on how water is cleaned and used via the sewage treatment plant. This excerpt from, "Big River" teaches how water is filtered for nitrates.
Water Treatment Interactive from the EPA.
The Nitrogen Cycle from PBS is an interactive learning chart. Also, print and read this downloadable Nitrogen Cycle brochure from Stem Sims. It has quizzes and articles to help you learn more indepth about the cycle of Nitrogen!
If you want to learn more about big business watch GMO vs. NON-GMO. This is a full length documentary.
We have a Brainpop subscription, if you go in as an individual you can pay monthly, but you have to commit to a full year. You can also get a Brainpop Jr. subscription for children in K-3. No affiliate here, we just love Brainpop.
|There are free lesson plans and activities on Brainpop.|
If you subscribe to Brainpop, you can watch a video on the Water Cycle and this video on Water Supply. Brainpop has a daily free video, so click over either way and learn something new. While you are there, read the info about the Water Cycle in the left sidebar. For younger kids (K-3), watch this version of the water cycle.
Lesson Plans for Earth's Water Supply
Read these Facts about Water Pollution.
|The Water Cycle infographic.|
Review the Water Cycle infographic above. Grab some paper and markers and draw your own version of the Water Cycle. When completed, share it with classmates or family and hang it for display. To show what you have learned, draw a Water Supply infographic without the help of a cheat sheet! :)
After all you've learned, visit this water supply quiz from the EPA or this (Brainpop) quiz on the water supply. If you have a Brainpop subscription, also do the activities and fyi for water supply.
Free Water Cycle Worksheet Printable PDF.
Learn about the Scientific Method (from Brainpop) so you can start an experiment about Science Projects.
Water Science Experiments:
Just for Fun:
Need a break from all of this school work?
Arts and Crafts Component:
Make a Water Cycle Bead Bracelet (Preschool, K-6)
|Water bottle recycling craft.|
Recycle Water Bottles into Art (All ages)
The Water Cycle: Evaporation, Condensation & Erosion (Earth's Processes)*
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor*
The Magic School Bus Wet All Over: A Book About The Water Cycle*