Teaching Resources for Water

Book a free presentation

Free water presentations available for schools in Waterloo Region. Content supports the grade 2 and grade 8 curriculum. You can also request a general water presentation for other grades or for your school's environmental club.

Complete this request form to book your free water presentation.

Grade 2 presentation

  • Length: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Learn about:
    • Water cycle and states of water
    • Water conservation
    • Journey of water to your tap
    • Where water goes after you flush the toilet

Grade 8 presentation

  • Length: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Learn about:
    • Groundwater aquifers
    • Municipal water and wastewater systems
    • Groundwater protection

Self learning resources

Municipal water and wastewater systems

Groundwater aquifers and wells

Water cycle and watershed

Water cycle and states of water


The Great Lakes

Taking care of water

 Activities, songs and stories

Science experiments and activities

Colouring and activity sheets



Teaching resources

Download our summary of available resources (PDF) for the Grade 8 curriculum.

Online games for the classroom

Lesson plans and activities


Plan a field trip

The Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival takes place in the spring at an outdoor location in Waterloo Region or Wellington County. The Festival uses fun, hands-on activities to teach grade 2 to 5 students about our watershed, groundwater and water and wastewater systems. Visit the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival website for information on festival details including how to registration.

Careers in water and wastewater

Managing water resources and the technology to provide clean drinking water and treat wastewater involves a team of dedicated professionals. The water industry offers many challenging and rewarding careers.

The American Water Works Association provides more information on working with water. Hear from water professional during interviews with the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival.

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