Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

Water: Drinking Water

For Teachers (Grades 9-12)

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.

* This link will open up a large file that may take several minutes to open based on your internet connection speed.(Requires Adobe Flash Exit EPA Disclaimer)

Illustration of a red apple with a worm coming out of it for the Teachers' section.

Classroom Lessons

Tracking Pollution - A Hazardous Whodunit PDF (2pp, 237K) - n activity for the class trying to figure out who is responsible for the water pollution and who has to pay for the cleanup in the town of Riverville.
   - Teachers Guide PDF (2pp, 252K)

Building a Model Aquifer PDF (2pp, 256K) - Step by step instruction on building your own aquifer.

Resource Management: Protecting your Drinking Water PDF (2pp, 176K) - This activity will help you estimate your ground water vunerability.

Decision Making - A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm PDF (2pp, 208K) - Your class will represent all of the citizens of Priceford. A major corporation wants permission to build a tank farm just outside of the town and both sides must be heard at a town meeting in your class.

Water Filtration PDF (2pp, 186K) - A class activity to demonstrate the procedures that municipal water plants may use to purify water for drinking.Illustration of Thirstin for grades 9-12 with no hat and arms on his hips.

WaterdropInteractive Water Filtration Instructions * - A step-by-step instruction on how to complete this in class activity complete with narration and visual support. You can jump from section to section and repeat as necessary. (Some of the links in this game are to external sources not hosted on EPA's web site Exit EPA Disclaimer )

Protecting America's Public Health - Safe Drinking Water Act - This web site contains an informative poster and CD-ROM that illustrates how everything we do can effect our drinking water.

The Water Source Books - The Water Sourcebooks contain 324 activities for grades K-12 divided into four sections: K-2, 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12. Each section is divided into five chapters

Games & Activities

Question & Answer Game PDF (2pp, 128K) -  A card game that you can print and cut apart the individual cards. The game is played by one team reading the Answer from the card and the other team has to guess the correct Question that relates to the Answer.

 WaterdropInteractive Question & Answer Game * - A flash animated game that gives the Answer and you have to choose the correct Question from three possible answers. The game lets  you know instantly if you have the right answer.

Build Your Own Watershed - A class activity to illustrate the basic properties of a watershed.

Jump to main content.