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K-3 Lesson Plans

To view K-3 TMWA water-related lessons and activites, select a subject below.

Language Arts
Science
Social Studies

Language Arts

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

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Science

Desert Habitat
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: The purpose of this activity is to focus students' awareness on a small area of the environment, noting the effect of the presence of water on plant and animal life.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Provided By: SNWA

Desert Heat
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity will introduce students to changes that occur because of weather.
Estimated Time: Two 1-hour sessions
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

Handprint Evaluation
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: Students will observe that water seems to disappear and that methods of conservation can be implemented to save water.
Estimated Time: 40 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Keeping Water Clean
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity will introduce students to the idea that water is a natural resource that can be used and reused through a cleaning process.
Estimated Time: 40 minutes
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 through Earth Materials
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: This activity illustrates the way water and pollutants in the water move through earth materials.
Estimated Time: 50 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Water Use Song
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary: This song introduces students to a variety of ways water is used in Nevada.
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

Water in our Food
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science
Summary:This activity allows students to discover that many foods contain water, some more than others, and that people obtain part of the water they need through the foods they eat.
Estimated Time: 2-3 30 minute sessions
Provided By: SNWA

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Social Studies

Desert Heat
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity will introduce students to changes that occur because of weather.
Estimated Time: Two 1-hour sessions
Provided By: SNWA

Keeping Water Clean
Interdisciplinary Skills: Science, Social Studies
Summary: This activity will introduce students to the idea that water is a natural resource that can be used and reused through a cleaning process.
Estimated Time: 40 minutes
Provided By: SNWA

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