Join us in celebrating tap water May 9th

take a drink from your local public drinking fountain


Human Sustainability – HS – ESS3

Next Generation Science Standards Alignment

Please open and print the following curriculum guide PDF:



Instructional Resources will include and/or supplement work from these organizations, among others.  (Liquid Gold Unit)




List of all Nat Geo units on water

The Story of Drinking Water – Teacher and Activity Guide

Science NetLinks

  • TED-ED lessons


Standards – NGSS, CCSS



Where did water come from? (TED-ED)

What really happens to the plastic you throw away? (TED-ED)

The seas of plastic (TED-ED)

Nurdles bent on world domination (TED-ED)

The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of  Water (Surfrider Foundation)

What if you stopped drinking water? (ASAP science)

Water: Who Needs It (calwater)

Videos to purchase/rent

Modern Marvels: City Water


When the Tap Water Runs Dry

curriculum guide

The Story of Bottled Water

Facts About the Bottled Water Industry

The Human Right to Water

For kids

  • Project Wet online games

  • EPA and Nat Geo




Book recommendations


A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley

Down the Drain: Conserving Water by Anita Ganeri and Chris Oxlade

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss

MIddle/High School

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

Plastic Ocean by Charles Moore

NSTA recommended books


Edward Burtynsky’s book of water images


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