Zone 7 Lessons

Below are the links for Zone 7 Water Agency's exclusive lessons. The lessons are fully remote. Each grade/subject level starts with directions for the steps that must be completed to finish the lesson. Assignments can be turned into the student's teacher or (in the case of a form) are forwarded to the Zone 7 Schools' Program teacher and will be sent to the classroom teacher.

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Standards covered include: Hist/Soc Sci: K.4.2, K-LS1-1, ESS2.D, ESS3.C, K-PS3-1, PS3.B, CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.B.3

What are the "three states of matter" and why is it so important that water can change? Find out throughout this lesson. Students are encouraged to play with water, stretch through the water cycle, listen to a dynamic story, and complete both an activity online and a puzzle/coloring sheet.

Standards covered include: Hist/Soc Sci: 1.2.1, Hist/Soc Sci: 1.2.4, K–2-ETS1-1, CCSS.RL.10

In this lesson, students will review where water is on the Earth and how it moves. Then they will get to sing and dance to a water cycle song and label the water cycle. They will learn why water is so precious, then, by creating a Conservation Wheel, they will see how they (and their families) can conserve this resource.

Standards covered include: Hist/Soc Sci: 2.2, 2.2.4, LS2.A, LS4.D, ESS2.C, 2-ESS2-2, 2-ESS2-3, CCSS.RI.4

In this lesson students learn what a watershed is and get to know the Upper Alameda Creek watershed by coloring all the water on the map. Then they can watch a video about what else besides water flows through a watershed. Students finish the lesson with a quick quiz to show what they have learned!

Standards covered include: Hist/Soc Sci: 3.1., 3.1.1, 3.1.2, Hist/Soc Sci: 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3-ESS2-1, CCSS.RI.5, CCSS.RI.7

Students will learn some of the history of our watershed and how water effected it. They will use the interactive timeline to fill in the scavenger hunt and learn about the Upper Alameda Creek Watershed. From the Ohlone natives to the 220,000 people who live here now, the availability of water has shaped the history of this place we call home.

Standards covered include: Hist/Soc Sci: 4.1, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, Hist/Soc Sci: 4.4, 4.4.7, 4-ESS2-2, CCSS.RI.7

Follow this lesson to learn about the history of water use in California. Water is our most precious resource, everybody and everything needs it, but nature doesn't distribute it evenly throughout the state; so, what did people do about it? Through watching a presentation, and interacting with a Project WET activity, students will be able to answer that question and fill out a worksheet to show what they have learned!

Standards covered include: LS1-1, 5-LS2-1, LS2.B, 5-ESS2-2, 5-PS2-1, CCSS.RI.7, CCSS.W.3

It's time to be turned into a water molecule! Students know what the water cycle is, now they take a deep dive into the hydrologic cycle. First students will watch the introduction video, then interact with the USGS water cycle map so they are ready to label the hydrologic cycle poster. All this will get them ready to interact with Project WET's Discover Water activity, which will turn them in to water molecules as they go through this dynamic journey. Lastly, students can tell their story through writing or a graphic cartoon, using their creativity to demonstrate their deep knowledge of this important part of our world.

Standards covered include: MS-ESS2-4, ESS2.C, MS-ESS3-3, ESS3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7

Middle School - Groundwater

Prepare to learn all about the water beneath our feet with this exciting lesson. Students watch videos and are encouraged to experiment along with Mrs. Wilkins to understand the properties of aquifers. They will also run a simulator to see exactly why permeability and porosity are important. Now that they know so much, they will fill out a crossword puzzle using the groundwater vocabulary. Then they will make and share a short video demonstrating their choice of vocabulary terms.

Standards covered include: MS-ESS2.C, MS-ESS3, ESS3.A, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C, PS1.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7

Middle School -

In this lesson, middle school students review the chemical makeup of water then dive into learning where the water we drink comes from and why and how it is cleaned. Armed with new vocabulary, students unscramble the terms of water treatment before they gather a few materials and work through the engineering process to design and build their own filter!