Water: Drinking Water
Welcome to The Water Sourcebooks
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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: Introduction to Water, Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Surface Water Resources, Ground Water Resources, and Wetlands and Coastal Waters.
This environmental education program explains the water management cycle using a balanced approach showing how it affects all aspects of the environment.All activities contain hands-on investigations, fact sheets, reference materials, and a glossary of terms. Activities are organized by objectives, materials needed, background information, advance preparation, procedures, and resources.
All parts of the program may be printed and copied. For more information, see the links below under "About Water Sourcebooks".
About Water Sourcebooks
- The Water Sourcebook Series (PDF) (96 pp, 263K)
- Fact Sheets (PDF) (91 pp, 325K)
| Grade Level K-2 (PDF) (477 pp, 3MB)
||Grade Level 3-5 (PDF) (538 pp, 20MB)
|Grade Level 6-8 (PDF) (398 pp, 4MB)
||Grade Level 9-12 (PDF) (855 pp, 6MB)