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Teacher's Resources for Water Education

The USGS Water Science School offers many resources to teachers help teach students all about water. 

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The Water Cycle

We have a water-cycle for schools section with a diagram and an online, interactive version aimed at three age-levels of students.


Water Properties

Learn about what makes water unique and vital to all life on Earth.


Water Education Posters


The Story of Dryville!

Story of YOU going into the desert to start a new town...and how water plays a part every step of the way. Includes a script for a class play.


"Water Webquest"!

A middle-school teaching tool (MS Word file) to help students learn about water by investigating the USGS Water Science School website. Courtesy of Tanya Gordon, Earth Science Teacher, West Jr. High, Boise, Idaho.

Activity Center

These surveys show cumulative responses after you take the survey. Responses are shown by State and areas of the world. The results can be used to get class discussions going.

Opinion Surveys

Challenge Questions

Classroom Teaching Guides

Request Water Science School bookmarks!

  • We can send you Water Science School bookmarks for you to hand out to your class. Just send us an email.


Glossary of water terms

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