Distance Learning Resources

With schools across the country being closed, education is being moved to the home. To support distance learning and provide resources to make this transition a little easier, Western has planned a day for you to incorporate water education at home. 

Browse the suggested schedules below and put together a plan that fits you and your child’s needs. Remember, water education is not just a lesson, it is a way of life.

Suggested Distance Learning Schedules

  1. Grades K-6
  2. Grades 7-12
  3. Kids Activities
  4. Additional Resources

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Discuss the different ways that your family uses water around the home on a daily basis. Have your child share some of their favorite ways they use water. Complete the circle graph and have your child draw or write depending on their individual abilities.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Be a water detective! Go on a hunt around your home and look for any potential water leaks. You could also make this a scavenger hunt and give hints from one source of water to the next. (E.g. “This is where I brush my teeth in the morning”, “This is where I fill up a pot to make pasta”, etc.).

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

You have been a water detective in your home, now find out more about how water is used outside of the home and why we need to use it wisely.

Use Water Wisely Project
Project WET

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Water Education Coloring Book
Department of Water Resources

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Water around us can be a liquid, solid or gas. Make your own water cycle at home with materials you have readily available.

Water Cycle Project
The Water Project

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Handwashing is a crucial part of combatting the spread of viruses and disease. Complete this word search either independently or with your child and look for some of the important words related to handwashing.

Wash Your Hands Wordsearch

Wash your hands! Teach your child the importance of washing their hands with warm water for at least 20 seconds. Make sure to turn off the tap while you scrub!

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch time! Make sure to include water alongside your meal. Discuss the importance of staying hydrated to maintain health.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Go outside and use chalk to draw or write these water terms: water, rain, river, ocean, faucet, ice, shower.

Take a walk through your neighborhood. Look for and discuss ways that water is being used.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Take a virtual field trip and explore the Colorado River Aqueduct! Talk about your favorite part of the video. Draw or write a sentence.

Virtual Tour of the Colorado River Aqueduct
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Review the water cycle with this interactive website from the U.S. Geological Society.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Make your own water cycle bracelet to help remember what you learned today!

Water Cycle Bracelet