eacher 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

Details

 In-class presentations

Grades 1 to 8

Click here to view PDF of details.

Click here to request in-class presentation.

Field trip:

Grassroots groundwater program at the Waterloo Region Museum

Runs at specific times during the spring and fall. Contact the Waterloo Region Museum for details and to book.

 Grade 8

Refer to the Waterloo Region Museum website for details.

 Field trip:

Facility tours: Mannheim Water Treatment Plant  (for schools and educational groups).

Due to the nature of the content, this tour is only available to Grade 9 and up students.

Grade 9 and up only

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

 Field trip:

Waterloo Wellington Children's Water Festival.

Last week of May each year.

Contact the WWCGF for details and to book.

 Grade 2 to 5

 Refer to the WWCGF website for details.

 Video: Waterloo Water Quality Quiz

Learn about where Waterloo Region gets its drinking water, the treatment process and its journey from the source to your home. Get tips on how you can help protect and conserve your drinking water.

Total length: 19 minutes

Grades 5 to 8

Click below links for video

Trailer (1:42 minutes)

Part 1 (6:30 minutes)

Part 2 (13:09 minutes)

 Video: Biosolids

Find out what biosolids are and how the Region of Waterloo manages biosolids and wastewater everyday.

Total length: 3:10 minutes

 Grades 6 and up

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.

Printed versions included with teacher kit provided as part of in-class presentation.

Grades 1 to 8

Click here to view journey of water poster

Click here to view water conservation poster

 Science experiments

Grades 2 to 6

Click here to view PDF of science experiments

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

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

Colour pages

Click here to view PDF of Winter Fun activity sheet

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

Click here to view PDF of colouring pages


 

 

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