Classroom Programs about Water

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Use our lesson plans to bring the wonders of water into your classroom!

Children and teacher in a classroomPhoto: Fifth graders at Mohr Elementary in Pleasanton use a colorimeter to test potable and recycled water samples for the activity, Every Drop Counts.

We encourage teachers and home-schooling parents to download and teach our lesson plans. They use exciting hands-on activities that engage students in water and wastewater science and empower them to prevent pollution, use water wisely, and respect their environment.

Each presentation is fully scripted and includes preparation instructions and supporting activity pages. For information on equipment and supplies that may be available to borrow, email the DSRSD Public Affairs office or call 925-875-2282.

Click a grade level, below, to read a summary of the lesson and download materials.

  • Lesson Plans

    • Grade 1: Round and Round the Water Cycle

    • Grade 2: Water Use in Pioneer Days

    • Grade 3: The Amazing Watershed

    • Grade 4: The Incredible Journey

    • Grade 5: Every Drop Counts

    • Grade 6: Sum of the Parts

    • Grades 7-8: Take the Filter Challenge

    • Kindergarten: Water Is Your Best Friend

Videos About Flushables

Wipes Clog Pipes, by Dublin San Ramon Services District
Wipes Clog Pipes, courtesy of Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
The Flushable 3 , courtesy of Orange County Sanitation District


In the past, the District sent a credentialed teacher into local classrooms to teach these lessons. Due to budget cuts, we are not currently offering classroom presentations. Zone 7 Water Agency, the Tri-Valley's wholesale water supplier, does offer classroom presentations. Email the Zone 7 Schools Program Coordinator or call (925) 454-5757.

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