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Youth Education Resources
Water-Related Information Available For Youth Of All Ages
Are you a teacher with a water cycle, weather, pollution, or utilities unit? TVWD has a variety of FREE hands on presentations to help demonstrate the role of water in their everyday life. In addition, we have fun, educational videos available for loan.
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Presentations by TVWD Staff
|All Ages||Peat Pot Planting: Students learn the importance of good soil preparation and how you can use water wisely when gardening.|
|Grades 1-3||Incredible Journey: With the roll of a die, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle. Students can easily conceptualize the water cycle as more than a predictable two-dimensional path.|
|Grades 2 and up||Source to the Home: Students learn how we get water from the source to their homes by putting together a mini water system.|
|Grades 2 and up||Tasting, Tasting, 1, 2, 3: Does water have a taste? Students do a blind taste test of different types of water, and we discuss the differences.|
|Grades 2-5||Incredible Edible Aquifer: Can pollutants get into the water we drink? As each student makes an edible aquifer, they gain an understanding of how contaminants can reach a water supply.|
|Grades K-3||Where's Rosie?: An interactive puppet show where students learn about watersheds, the water cycle and water conservation. Performed by the Ladybug Theater.|
|Grades K-3||Where's The Water, Watson?: The mad scientist and Watson the flea take students on a journey to see different uses of water.|
|Grades 3-6||NEW: What Do You Know About H20?: Mad Science presents a highly-interactive show focusing on the science of indoor water conservation.|
*Note: Each school is allowed only one performance of Where's Rosie OR Where's The Water, Watson.
Videos For Loan
|All Ages||Water, Gift of Life - 50 minute video. Soothing music accompanies the video experiencing the beauty of water in its many forms and many locations around the world.|
The Magic Schoolbus Catches A Wave - 80 minute video broken into three sections. Get ready for another exciting journey on the Magic School Bus! In this exciting collection, Ms. Frizzle takes her class through the life cycle of a water drop, on a rough-and-tumble trip with a boulder, and then travels below surface to see what life is like on the bottom of a lake!
Take A Look: Rain - 10 minute video. Why is the water cycle important to all living things? Learn how evaporation and condensation can create rain indoors.
Whaddya Know About H20? - 10 minute video. Whaddya Know About H20? educates young viewers about water conservation, its characteristics, and its role in society through 30 self-contained, one-minute segments. Each segment covers one topic and combines colorful and stimulating visuals with fast-paced, kid-friendly explanations to ensure that viewing is as entertaining as it is informative.
The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole: From the Source to the Tap - 9 minute video. Take a ride down the distribution pipeline from the source to the kitchen tap.
The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole: Water Treatment - 9-minute video. Find out about water treatment from plant operator Phil Tubbs.
The Adventures of Ethel Mermaid and Tad Pole: Fun Water Facts - 9-minute video where viewers learn fascinating facts about water.
Down The Drain - 30-minute video hosted by 12-year-old teaching about the water cycle, pollution, treatment and wise water use. (Can be shown in 4 short segments 7-8 minutes each.)
Science Court Water Cycle - 22 minute video. Welcome to Science Court, where kids learn about scientific concepts and sound methods through a combination of courtroom drama, animation, and humor. Through demonstrations and experiments, kids will learn about the water cycle, condensation, evaporation, and states of matter.
The Water Works: From Source to the Tap - This fun-filled youth-education video takes kids on a tour of a municipal water plant. Basic scientific pronciples involved in water treatment are explained. Great for school visits. A classroom field trip has never been so much fun!
Water - 60-minute public television program hosted by James Earl Jones explores major issues involving our insatiable thirst for water while providing a global perspective on problems involving water quantity.
|Grades 4-12||The Bull Run Watershed - 14-minute video. The US Forest Service role in protecting the watershed and the various vocations in this one aspect of the waterworks industry.|
|Adults||Always Pure, Never Runs Dry - 15-minute video. What it takes to provide safe, reliable drinking water at reasonable prices.|