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4-6 Lesson Plans

To view grades 4-6 TMWA water-related lesson plans and activites, select a subject below.

Language Arts
Math
Reading
Social Studies
Science

Language Arts

A Drop in the Bucket
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Social Studies
Summary: This activity is intended to illustrate the small amount of unfrozen fresh water on earth.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Condensing Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity is designed to explore the concept of condensation.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Dirty Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This part of the lesson leads to an inquiry by the students into how to clean "dirty water." Students should come to realize that more than one filtration process is needed to effectively clean the water.
Estimated Time: 60-90 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Down the Drain
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity can be used to assess prior knowledge about what happens to "used" water.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Drinking it Up
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity is intended to raise awareness of the many ways water is used .
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Excuse Me, Is this the Way to the Drainpipe?
Interdisciplinary Skills : Language Arts, Science
Summary: Explain where drinking water comes from and where wastewater goes once it leaves the home. Explain how the water we use fits into the water cycle.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: EPA

Floating and Sinking
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity introduces students to floating and sinking objects that can pollute water supplies and water ecosystems.
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Junior Hydrologists
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This lesson will help assess students' prior knowledge about water uses and will help students become more aware of the many different ways we use water in our daily lives.
Estimated Time: Two 30-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Raining Cats and Dogs
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Language Arts, Science
Summary: Students construct a model to understand how water flows across a landscape, and how floods can happen.
Estimated Time: Three 30-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Salt, Soap ... or Not?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an investigation into how water quality may affect plant growth.
Estimated Time: Four 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Saving Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: In this lesson students will investigate ways to reduce the amount of water used for daily activities.
Estimated Time: Three 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Seedy Environments
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an investigation into how different plants may require a different amount of water to help them thrive (conservation of water).
Estimated Time: 11 days
Provided By: SNWA

Trifold Research Project
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts
Summary: This language arts lesson requires students to explore a topic of interest with a common body of prior knowledge from science lessons. By incorporating the two areas, students will use research was a valid tool of discovery.
Estimated Time: 1 class period
Provided By: SNWA

Wash Worries
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity is designed to create an awareness of the benefits of a wash and to illustrate how conservation issues might be decided through sharing ideas, discussion and collaboration.
Estimated Time: 3 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water Wars
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: In this activity students will encounter and propose solutions to some of the problems associated with prioritizing water needs in Southern Nevada.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water Where it's Needed
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity will introduce the idea of moving water from its source to an area where it is needed (irrigation) and will challenge students to design a system to do that.
Estimated Time: Two 75-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water Works
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with the importance of water to the economy of Southern Nevada.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: SNWA

Water in the News
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with water issues.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Where Does Water Go?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with water issues.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

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Math

Raining Cats and Dogs
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Language Arts, Science
Summary: Students construct a model to understand how water flows across a landscape, and how floods can happen.
Estimated Time: Three 30-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

The Case of the Mysterious Renters
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Language Arts, Science
Summary: Determine how much water families use each day, and determine the ways in which water can be conserved.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: SNWA

Where's the Water?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This is an investigation into how we get water into our bodies, and about how plants may also contain water.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

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Reading

The Case of the Disappearing Water
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nterdisciplinary Skills: Reading, Science
Summary: Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of evaporation, and explain evaporation in the context of the water cycle.
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Provided By: SNWA

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Social Studies

A Drop in the Bucket
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Social Studies
Summary: This activity is intended to illustrate the small amount of unfrozen fresh water on earth.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Wash Worries
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity is designed to create an awareness of the benefits of a wash and to illustrate how conservation issues might be decided through sharing ideas, discussion and collaboration.
Estimated Time: 3 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water in the News
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with water issues.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Where's the Water?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This is an investigation into how we get water into our bodies, and about how plants may also contain water.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

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Science

Condensing Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity is designed to explore the concept of condensation.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Dirty Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This part of the lesson leads to an inquiry by the students into how to clean "dirty water." Students should come to realize that more than one filtration process is needed to effectively clean the water.
Estimated Time: 60-90 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Down the Drain
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity can be used to assess prior knowledge about what happens to "used" water.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Excuse Me, Is this the Way to the Drainpipe?
Interdisciplinary Skills : Language Arts, Science
Summary: Explain where drinking water comes from and where wastewater goes once it leaves the home. Explain how the water we use fits into the water cycle.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: EPA

Floating and Sinking
Interdisciplinary Skill : Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity introduces students to floating and sinking objects that can pollute water supplies and water ecosystems.
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Junior Hydrologists
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This lesson will help assess students' prior knowledge about water uses and will help students become more aware of the many different ways we use water in our daily lives.
Estimated Time: Two 30-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Raining Cats and Dogs
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Language Arts, Science
Summary: Students construct a model to understand how water flows across a landscape, and how floods can happen.
Estimated Time: Three 30-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Salt, Soap ... or Not?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an investigation into how water quality may affect plant growth.
Estimated Time: Four 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Saving Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: In this lesson students will investigate ways to reduce the amount of water used for daily activities.
Estimated Time: Three 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Seedy Environments
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an investigation into how different plants may require a different amount of water to help them thrive (conservation of water).
Estimated Time: 11 days
Provided By: SNWA

The Case of the Disappearing Water
I
nterdisciplinary Skills: Reading, Science
Summary: Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of evaporation, and explain evaporation in the context of the water cycle.
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Provided By: SNWA

The Case of the Mysterious Renters
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Language Arts, Science
Summary: Determine how much water families use each day, and determine the ways in which water can be conserved.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: SNWA

Walking on Water
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: This activity introduces students to surface tension as one of the characteristics of water. It is important for students to investigate soap as a pollutant that can affect surface tension.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Wash Worries
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity is designed to create an awareness of the benefits of a wash and to illustrate how conservation issues might be decided through sharing ideas, discussion and collaboration.
Estimated Time: 3 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water Cycle in a Jar
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: This activity is designed to provide students with the opportunity to observe the processes of condensation and evaporation.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes plus several 20-minute observations over the following weeks
Provided By: SNWA

Water Maps
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: This activity can be used to assess prior knowledge about where our water comes from. What path does it take to get to us?
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Water Wars
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: In this activity students will encounter and propose solutions to some of the problems associated with prioritizing water needs in Southern Nevada.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water Where it's Needed
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This activity will introduce the idea of moving water from its source to an area where it is needed (irrigation) and will challenge students to design a system to do that.
Estimated Time: Two 75-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Water Works
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with the importance of water to the economy of Southern Nevada.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: SNWA

Water in the News
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with water issues.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Where Does Water Go?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Language Arts, Science
Summary: This is an introductory activity, designed to acquaint students with water issues.
Estimated Time: Two 50-minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Where's the Water?
Interdisciplinary Skills: Math, Science, Social Studies
Summary: This is an investigation into how we get water into our bodies, and about how plants may also contain water.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

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