4th and 5th Grade Students will:
We all need water! Water quenches our thirst, grows our food, powers our electricity, nurtures our landscapes and provides habitat for wildlife. There is so much to learn about water!
4th and 5th grade Classroom Activities
Inspire your 4th and 5th grade students to think critically and creatively about water and how we use it. All recommended activities are aligned to Content Standards for California Public Schools including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Project Wet Foundation:
Two in-depth, hands-on activities from the award-winning Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide.
California Agriculture in the Classroom
With 11 standards-aligned classroom activities, students can learn about the water cycle, how we get our water, how we use it, and its importance to the environment and every aspect of our lives. Standards are listed at the bottom of every activity page.
Look for the What’s Growin’ On Extra! Extra! Classroom Extensions available on www.cfaitc.org in January, 2015.
Conservation Creativity Challenge: Water Conservation Primer
Here are some ways you can conserve water inside!
Don’t leave the water running when you are brushing your teeth or soaping up your hands
Bring a refillable water bottle with you rather than drinking from faucets or drinking fountains
Run the dishwasher and washing machine only with FULL loads
Take SHORT showers
Take a shower instead a bath. If you do take a bath, fill the bathtub halfway or less
While you wait for your shower to warm up, catch water in a bucket to water your plants
Here are some ways you can conserve water outside!
Use a broom, not a hose, to sweep walkways and patios
Keep your grass 2-3 inches long. Longer grass saves water.
Use mulch on soil areas
Water plants early in the morning or late at night
What other creative ways can you and your students save water inside and out?
http://saveourh2o.org/node/3: Save Our Water: Kids Can Save
Tour the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s interactive h2ouse to learn about how you use water in your home.