Teacher resources

illustration of adults hugging water drop with words Be Good To Your WaterThrills. Spills. Is this any way to promote something as important as water protection and conservation?

It is, once you see the point of our Thrills & Spills board game and other elements of the Region's engaging, easy-to-use toolkit of educational resources, available to teachers at no cost.

The materials meet Grade 2 and Grade 8 Science and Technology curriculum requirements and help teachers convey valuable messages about respecting the environment, particularly water.


Resources for teachers and environmental groups

Use these tools to learn more about water protection and conservation.

Resource

Recommended Grade Level

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 In-class presentations

Grades 1 to 8

Click here to view PDF of details.

Click here to request in-class presentation.

 Video: Waterloo Water Quality Quiz

 - in an entertaining format learn where Waterloo Region gets its drinking water, the treatment process and its journey from the source to your home. The video also provides tips to help protect and conserve our drinking water.

(total length: 19 minutes)

Grades 5 to 8

 Click here for video

 Posters:
 Journey of water poster explains how water gets from its source to our homes.

 Water conversation poster shows examples of uses of water around the home and ways to use water more wisely.

Grades 1 to 8

Click here to open PDF of journey of water poster

Click here to open PDF of water conservation poster

 Colouring pages

Grades 1 to 3

Click here to view PDF of colouring pages

 Science experiments

Grades 2 to 6

Click here to view PDF of science experiments

 Facility tours:

 Mannheim Water Treatment Plant
 (for schools and educational groups)

Grades 9 & up

For all inquiries and to book contact Region of Waterloo at 519-575-4400 (TTY: 519-575-4608)

Grade 2 Activity Sheet

Grades 2 and up

 

Click here to view PDF of activity sheet

Answers - click here to view PDF of answers for activity sheet

 Grade 8 activity sheet

Grades 8 and up

Click here to view PDF of activity sheet

Answers - click here to view PDF of answers for activity sheet

Kids Zone: games and activities

Have fun learning about water with these games and activities.

Game / activity

Details

Play


Thrills & Spills Online

Have fun learning how our activities can have both positive and negative effects on water. Play alone or with up to three friends.

Play online at thrillsandspills.ca

Water cycle

Learn more about the hydrologic or water cycle.

Click here to play online

The Story of Water

Test your water knowledge.

Click here to play online

Science experiments

Easy and fun experiments you can do at home.

Click here to view PDF of science experiments

Activity sheets

Winter Fun Activities

Adventures of the Water Wagon

Click here to view PDF of Winter Fun activity sheet

Click here to view PDF of Adventures of the Water Wagon activity sheet

 Logo for Children's Groundwater Festival shows illustration of child in water dropWaterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival

The Children's Water Festival offers a water education program in a hands-on learning environment, delivered in a manner that is fun and interactive. For details including dates for this year's festival, visit the WWCGF web site.


 Waterloo Water Quality Quiz

This video provides information on where our sources of water in Waterloo Region come from, the treatment process and its journey from the source to your home. The video also provides tips to help protect and conserve our drinking water.

Trailer / overview (1:43 minutes):

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 Full video - part 1 of 2 (6:31 minutes):

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 Full video - part 2 of 2 (13:10 minutes):

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