the well's dry,
we know the worth of water.
Our goal as
educators should always be to actively engage children in learning. We want to
teach children to take pleasure in learning, become active participants in the
learning process, be self directed, and be self motivated. We want children to
love learning and ultimately become lifelong learners. When we succeed in
engaging children in a topic of international importance such as water
conservation, it is an opportunity for them to take action and to feel the power of their actions!
Ask your students what they know
about water, what they think they know, and what they want to learn. This
helps you assess what your students know already. It also creates an opportunity
for them to brainstorm what things they would like to learn. You will need
four columns for your chart. The fourth one will be blank for now.
Record the list on a chart.
Using the Internet, have the students read the story Water
for Life. Technology can serve to enhance
the student's interest in water conservation.
- Choose a
book from our list that you would like to share with your class. All
children love stories. Literature is a great basis for beginning your
Follow the lesson
plans included in our site. Using lessons in language arts, math,
science, as well as art to captivate
your students will pay dividends.
Do the experiments
included in our site to help your students understand the water cycle and water usage. Hands on activities stimulate children's interest.
Have the students do some investigating at home with their parents following the
experiments. By involving families, you
give your students more opportunities for interaction and discussion about the importance
of water conservation.
Nor any drop to drink!