water-dropOur Study Water

Online Encyclopedias:

  1. World Book Encyclopedia Online
  2. World Book Almanac (use our log in name:  riverbend-elem  and our password)


Why is water important?

Water terminology:

  1. Aquifer Interactive with “Thirstin”
  2. Aquifer- Interactive from UCSD
  3. Fact page on aquifers- in kid-friendly terminology
  4. Water Pollution Game–  NOAA

of the  Water Cycle:

  1. Interactive water cycle from UCSD
  2. The Water Cycle Video #1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_c0ZzZfC8c
  3. NASA Earth Week: Water, water everywhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyb4qz19hEk
  4. Thirstin’s Water Cycle INTERACTIVE

View these videos and games on Gooro.

Wasting the AMOUNT of Water

  1. EPA Wasting Water Quiz game “Water Sense”
  2. Every Drop Counts in the UK- scroll down to see the interactive parts
  3. Water Conservation: Who Needs a Hose? (look at the other suggestions as well)
  4. Water Wise: Use it wisely- a list of suggestions
  5. The Water Page” list of suggestions for conserving water


  1. Waste Water Treatment Plant- interactive


Water Tower Information

  1. How do water towers work?
  2. Google Slide Show of water towers

Our study of water distribution

  1. FAO Water Channel; Water Scarcity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGgYTcPzexE
  2. Good Water Video (ad will show at first) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW5eBfZhE4M
  3. What is your water FOOTPRINT?  Interactive, but watch for the Suburu ad that opens up.  Just close it. http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/change-the-course/water-footprint-calculator/?source=link_tw08172010n
  4. Crash-Course for Kids: Water Scarcity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b2kdcEuWr4
  5. Crash Course: Life Hydrology  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gReciwVEAxI&index=14&list=PLhz12vamHOnYmvLSYtQvuxDrWSi795yDa
  6. Crash Course Kids: The Great Aqua Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5G4NCwWUxY&index=9&list=PLhz12vamHOnYmvLSYtQvuxDrWSi795yDa
  7. Crash Course Kids:  Dinosaur Pee  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_bbQ0m3wuM&index=10&list=PLhz12vamHOnYmvLSYtQvuxDrWSi795yDa





How is water quality changed by plastics and other garbage?

  1. FLOATING JUNKYARD:  An article about plastics- Scholastic News
  2. Google Tour of the Great Barrier Reef


What is the water cycle?

  1. Thirstin’s Water Cycle– EPA
  2. Drag-and-drop water cycle– very simple
  3. Explanation of the water cycle– very simple
  4. Harcourts  School Water Cycle
  5. WATER CYCLE QUIZ- UCSD  watch carefully for details
  6. Discovery Education– interactive water cycle
  7. Monterey Bay- water cycle 3-page example
  8. Watch each stage of the water cycle- the CONTINUE button is on the lower part of the screen
  9. FOSS- web-based experiment on evaporation (you CAN change the variables)



NASA Videos about Water in Space (zero gravity)

  1. Water drop and a GoPro on the ISS 
  2. Wringing Out Water on the ISS- 
  3. Tears in Space- 
  4. Surface Tension Droplets with the SloMo Guys  
  5. HyrdroPhobic Fabric with the SloMo Guys 
  6. Hydrophillic or Hydrophobic surface?