Cascadia Conservation District

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What’s in that H20? (Quantity)

What's in that H20? (Quantity)

Kids In The Creek

At the What’s in that H2O? (Quantity) station, students enter the creek and collect data to determine its rate of flow and connect water dynamics with water quality and overall stream integrity.

NGSS: HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6, HS-LS4-5, HS-ESS2-5, HS-ESS3-1WA SCIENCE Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3,2.1, 2. 3.1

Students will be able to:
  • Describe the hydrologic cycle
  • Test the flow of the local stream
  • Identify human activities and natural phenomenathat impact water quantity
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • The connection of water quantity to stream health
  • Human actions that influence water quantity
  • Ecology

For Teachers:

Classroom Pre-work Activities:
  • The Hydrologic Cycle (PDF) – Students discuss the components of and illustrate the hydrologic cycle.
  • Have Orange Will Travel (PDF) – Students measure stream flow through a classroom simulation activity, and make connections between water quality and stream dynamics.
  • Water is Used and Used (PDF) – Students estimate how much water is used in their community and describe water-saving conservation measures.
Field Day Materials

For Activity Leaders:

"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."
- Hal Boyle