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Hello Educators & Parents!

We've created a distance learning educational resource page featuring lessons you can use online to teach your students about water. Lessons are formatted in videos and PDF's that can be easily shared with students.  We're here to support and supplement learning about important water topics. We'll be updating and adding to this list so be sure to check back often.

Distance Learning Tools

Water cycle


The Water Workshop: The Water Cycle
   
Recommended Grade Levels : 3 through 5
   
Content Format:  YouTube Video
   
Language: English
   
Description:  Learn about the various stages of The Water Cycle using just a few simple materials around the house.  Compliments NGSS MS-ESS2.C-4.  Explores continuous water cycle among land ocean and atmosphere via evaporation, condensation and precipation. 
   
Actvity: A fun worksheet about The Water Cycle (from Discover Water.org)

   
Teacher Resource: Comprehensive Water Cycle Resource
   
Source Link:  https://bit.ly/acwdTheWaterCycle
   

   

picture of water footprint

The Water Workshop:  Your Water Footprint
   
Recommended Grade Levels:  3 through 8
   
Content Format: YouTube Video
   
Language: English
   
Description: Measure water use in a single day and discover your water footprint.  Compliments NGSS 5-ESS3-1: Human Impacts on Earth System  This lesson is from the Project WET guidebook.  Info about Project WET at www.projectwet.org
   
Activity:  Students can calculate their water footprint with a Water Footprint Calculator.

   
Teacher Resource:  Water Footprint Definition https://waterfootprint.org/en/water-footprint
   
   

groundwater dessert

The Water Workshop:  Groundwater Dessert
   
Recommended Grade Levels; 3 through 12
   
Content Format: YouTube Video
   
Language: English
   
Description: Learn about groundwater and where it lives by making an edible mini groundwater model using a few simple ingredients: chocolate pudding, crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips and a pocky stick!
   
Source Link: https://bit.ly/acwdDessert
   
Water Conservation Pledge
         
Recommended Grade Levels:  Pre-K through 3rd
         
Content Format:  PDF
         
Language:  English
         
Description:  A short pledge to use water wisely.  Share this PDF with students to recite the water conservation pledge as a class to save water!
         
Source Link:  Water Conservation Pledge
         
Water, The First Ingredient in Every Hamburger!
         
Recommended Grade Levels:  3-12
         
Content Format:  PDF
         
Language:  English & Spanish
         
Description:  Discover the water footprint of a hambure and its various parts - the bun, the lettuce, tomato, cheese and patty.  Share this PDF with students to find out how much water goes into making a hamburger!
         
Source Link:  English and Spanish
         
Water Conservation Checklist for Students
   
Recommended Grade Levels: 4-8
   
Content Format:  PDF
   
Language:  English
   
Description:A checklist that students use at home to conduct a home water audit. Includes suggested actions and parent signature box. 
   
Source Link: Water Conservation Checklist
   
Get WET! Home Water Lesson: H2Olympics    
Recommended Grade Levels: 3-8
   
Content Format:  PDF
   
Language : English
   
Description:    A lesson that teaches cohesion, adhesion and surface tension
   
Source Link:  H2Olympics PDF
   
ACWD Virtual Tour: Fish Passage Projects in Alameda Creek
Catch a recording of the tour here and join Anna, the steelhead trout, with ACWD friends, for a fun and educational up-close look at our fish passage projects in Alameda Creek! 

Every attendee has the best seat in the house as we take you down into the creek bed and alongside the installation of a state-of-the-art fish ladder and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of one of our inflatable rubber dams and first fish ladder, fish screens and water diversion pipelines. Tour-goers will get a near fish-eye-view of the journey Anna, the steelhead trout, will be able to take once our projects are complete.

These projects have been decades in the making, with the help of our many partners, and are now nearing completion. We'll show the magnitude of these $78 million dollar projects (with partner support and grants) designed to allow threatened steelhead trout, like Anna and other fish species, to migrate easily and safely upstream and downstream. The project will also allow ACWD to maintain reliable water supplies for residents and businesses in Fremont, Newark and Union City. Following the 45-minute tour is  a 15-minute Q&A session with ACWD staff.
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Water and Music

Fill your online class time with science, music and movement!  Schedule ZunZun, ACWD's water education performers, to virtually visit your students!  This is FREE to all schools as part of ACWD's Water Education program.  Kids will love moving to music and learning the science behind water.  Customize your water education lesson!
  • Choose from: Videos + Live Streaming + Google forms + Activities + Games
Step 1: Choose a Format
Live Stream Assembly
ZunZun will perform an exciting 30 minute water education themed assembly filled with music, movement, dance and science concepts. Contact us (info below)!
Short Video Segments

Google Form with Questions

Contact us to schedule a live stream assembly or for free
delivery of CA poppy seed packets and/or water movement
cards at 831.426.0684 or zunzuntunes@gmail.com
Step 2:  Choose an Activity
Poppy Seed Packet Delivery
At home California poppy seed science
experiment teaches plant life cycle and gets students outside. Tons of NGSS science
learning. Video lesson here! Give seeds to
students at school materials/lunch pick-up.
WaterBeat Card (Free delivery to teachers!)
Water needs to move and students can too! This colorful postcard filled with images and instructions will engage students in water themed movement! Connect water words and reinforce vocabulary with this fun activity. Give cards to students at school materials/lunch pick-up.
Matching Game (Online!)
This online game is a lesson in water
conservation easily played together online or
at home. Play now - Spanish & English versions.
Waterbeat book PDF & Video (Online!)
A story w/colorful pictures about water's journey, to share with students, along with videos to get them up and moving! Link here to the book & video!

Videos

Entertaining and educational videos about water supply, resources, conservation, science and much more!