Water Use Efficiency & other water resources:
Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste:
Water Education Websites for Teachers and Students
Top Water Education Websites
- Groundwater Foundation www.groundwater.org This site gives pages of games and puzzles for various ages. Teachers Guides. Youth event planning information. Mobile game app for iPhones. Free downloadable teacher’s guide and other tools.
- American Water Works Association www.drinktap.org This site has 1 minute educational videos for students, online games of all sorts related to drinking water (helpful hint: click on the kids tab then click on the “Find the answer!”)
- EPA WaterSense www.epa.gov/watersense Go to the “WaterSense for Kids” tab on the right hand toolbar. There are activities for students as well as a teacher’s guide.
Additional Interactive Water Information Websites
- Water Saver Home www.h2ouse.org Excellent interactive feature that shows room by room in a house where water is used and excellent easy to understand statistics for each water using aspect of a home.
- Home Water Works www.Home-Water-Works.com Similar to h2ouse.org above, click on the house and it shows aspects of different water usage. It gives pop up tips. This would be engaging for older elementary students although they would need the list of approximately 20 simple questions to ask their parents before they complete the on-line questions.
- Water Use it Wisely www.wateruseitwisely.com Have a vast amount of water saving tips and educational material applicable for all levels. There is an interactive Tip-Tank Game which is similar to the matching-memory game we all know except it uses water tips. The game can be directly accessed at www.wateruseitwisely.com/tip-tank-game/
Water Information Resource Websites
The below websites have various types of documents/links for water facts and articles. Most are geared towards adults or older students.
Site a larger variety of resource/program information mostly geared towards adults and older students. For recycling specific information go to the “Recycle Guide” and “Recycle Search” on the top left tabs on the screen.
This website has information for teachers as well as students. It has an interactive game “Dumptown” . At first glance it looks like the game would be for elementary students, but upon further investigation, it has more involved concepts and could be very useful for older students.
There is a separate Teachers information section.
Information for all ages on landfills, recycling, how to make a difference, as well as related videos. There is a particularly a good video on the life cycle of a cereal box. On the top toolbar, go to “for the Planet” and then Education resources.
Sue Maki, LEED AP ND
Manager of Environmental Initiatives & Education
30 W. Main St. Ste 220
Carmel, IN 46032