WaterSense Kids

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Link to Resource: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-kids
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Organization:Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Summary:This website teaches elementary and middle level students about the importance of water and why we need to conserve it. test their knowledge of water conservation with the WaterSense game, or find simple suggestions for saving water, such as turning off the tap when brushing your teeth; taking showers instead of baths the use less water; and watering the yard in the early morning or late evening when it is cooler. Teachers can also access resources to help students promote water conservation at home, including student worksheets to track family water use and a Student and Family Pledge to Filter Out Bad Water Habits.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5; Big Idea 7; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-3; 4-ESS3-1; 5-ESS2-2; K-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: elementary school; epa; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; middle school; water; water availability; water quality; water resources; water use
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