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Hello Educators & Parents!

We've created a distance learning educational resource page featuring lessons you can use online to teach your students about water. Lessons are formatted in videos and PDF's that can be easily shared with students.  We're here to support and supplement learning about important water topics. We'll be updating and adding to this list so be sure to check back often.

Distance Learning Tools

Water cycle

The Water Workshop: The Water Cycle
Recommended Grade Levels : 3 through 5
Content Format:  YouTube Video
Language: English
Description:  Learn about the various stages of The Water Cycle using just a few simple materials around the house.  Compliments NGSS MS-ESS2.C-4.  Explores continuous water cycle among land ocean and atmosphere via evaporation, condensation and precipation. 
Actvity: A fun worksheet about The Water Cycle (from Discover

Teacher Resource: Comprehensive Water Cycle Resource
Source Link:


picture of water footprint

The Water Workshop:  Your Water Footprint
Recommended Grade Levels:  3 through 8
Content Format: YouTube Video
Language: English
Description: Measure water use in a single day and discover your water footprint.  Compliments NGSS 5-ESS3-1: Human Impacts on Earth System  This lesson is from the Project WET guidebook.  Info about Project WET at
Activity:  Students can calculate their water footprint with a Water Footprint Calculator.

Teacher Resource:  Water Footprint Definition

groundwater dessert

The Water Workshop:  Groundwater Dessert
Recommended Grade Levels; 3 through 12
Content Format: YouTube Video
Language: English
Description: Learn about groundwater and where it lives by making an edible mini groundwater model using a few simple ingredients: chocolate pudding, crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips and a pocky stick!
Source Link:
Water Conservation Pledge
Recommended Grade Levels:  Pre-K through 3rd
Content Format:  PDF
Language:  English
Description:  A short pledge to use water wisely.  Share this PDF with students to recite the water conservation pledge as a class to save water!
Source Link:  Water Conservation Pledge
Water, The First Ingredient in Every Hamburger!
Recommended Grade Levels:  3-12
Content Format:  PDF
Language:  English & Spanish
Description:  Discover the water footprint of a hambure and its various parts - the bun, the lettuce, tomato, cheese and patty.  Share this PDF with students to find out how much water goes into making a hamburger!
Source Link:  English and Spanish
Water Conservation Checklist for Students
Recommended Grade Levels: 4-8
Content Format:  PDF
Language:  English
Description:A checklist that students use at home to conduct a home water audit. Includes suggested actions and parent signature box. 
Source Link: Water Conservation Checklist
Get WET! Home Water Lesson: H2Olympics    
Recommended Grade Levels: 3-8
Content Format:  PDF
Language : English
Description:    A lesson that teaches cohesion, adhesion and surface tension
Source Link:  H2Olympics PDF
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Water and Music

Fill your online class time with science, music and movement!  Schedule ZunZun, ACWD's water education performers, to virtually visit your students!  This is FREE to all schools as part of ACWD's Water Education program.  Kids will love moving to music and learning the science behind water.  Use ZunZun's Waterbeat book and videos below for distance learning instruction.

Distance Learning Package for Teachers

Class and school online sessions are available!  Contact ZunZun at 831.426.0684 or via email:
  • Host a fun online session for your school or classroom with ZunZun & LeeLee the dog
  • Host an interactive water topic Q&A with ZunZun & LeeLee
  • Make song requests and get your students moving and learning together about water, in real time
  • Online session platforms include Zoom, Googe Classroom, FaceTime and more
Water Beat Book & Video
Book:  The Water Beat Book (PDF)
Description: A book by Stephen Snyder containing games, movements, stories, songs, pictures and rhymes celebrating our connection to water. Based on music and activities created by ZunZun.
Videos: Move & Groove with ZunZun here (videos in segments)
Description: Songs and videos to go along with The WaterBeat Book.


Entertaining and educational videos about water supply, resources, conservation, science and much more!

Free & Fun Water Education Workshop

Alameda County Water District and *Project WET (Water Education Today) invite Tri-City teachers to an online interactive workshop providing valuable distance learning activities to engage K-12 students in water education.

Workshop Intro: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Workshop:  Saturday, September 26, 2020  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register for FREE at:


All attendees will receive a free guidebook filled with STEAM activities and service learning ideas. 

*Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. They provide training workshops to educators at all levels, formal and non-formal, on diverse water topics so that those educators can reach children with objective, experiential, science-based water education. Visit their website at

Water Education Workshop Agenda