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Water Works Guide for Students in Grades 3 and 4
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

 

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MWRA's curriculum guide and activity book "Water Works" is appropriate for students in grades 3 and 4.

The fun, simple activities in Water Works help to lay the foundation of responsible water use and show the complex natural and technical stories behind the water that comes from your tap.

Parents, teachers, students and not-for-profit environmental educators are welcome to download "Water Works" free of charge.

For more information, please contact Meg Tabacsko, (617) 660-7975

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© 1998, 2007 by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. "Water Works" may be freely copied and distributed for educational purposes. It may not be sold, transmitted or distributed for profit.

COVER AND INTRODUCTION

Teacher's Note - Using "Water Works"
Water As a Learning Tool
Table of Contents

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LESSON 1
How We Use Water

ACTIVITIES
Water Charades
Family Water Tally
Community Water Use Mural

Lesson 1

LESSON 2
How Water is Delivered

ACTIVITIES
How Much Water Do Containers Hold?
Which Pipe is Bigger?
Building a Model Delivery System
Different Diameter Pipes

Lesson 2

LESSON 3
Reservoirs and Collecting Water

ACTIVITIES
How Does Water Get into the Reservoir?
Design a Reservoir
Letting Water Settle

Lesson 3

LESSON 4
The Water Cycle

ACTIVITIES
Puddle Poetry
Evaporation and Condensation
Our World in Two Jars

 

Lesson 4

LESSON 5
Taking Care of Water

ACTIVITIES
Water Testing
Water Treatment
How Much Water Does it Take?

Lesson 5

Bibliography

Educational Content - Water Works Activities and the Massachusetts Frameworks Science and Technology Learning Standards

Inquiry Strand - Water Works Activities and the Massachusetts Frameworks Science and Technology Learning Standards

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