Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Water Cycle topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Saving Water

Remind your child that if everyone in the United States each saved one gallon of water a day, we could save over 85 billion gallons of water in a year. Together, find ways to save one gallon of water. This can entail taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, flushing the toilet one time less, etc. Go through your home together and check for leaky faucets or pipes. Go online together and find websites that help you estimate your daily indoor water use. See if your efforts have diminished your use by one gallon or more, and learn how to reduce your water use even more. Your child can create a poster with helpful tips to post around the home or even the community.

Precipitation Chart

Together with your child, record the amount of precipitation that falls in your area over a week, a month, or a season. Your child can create rain or snow gauges by putting a plastic ruler in a clear plastic cup. Together, measure the precipitation and create a bar graph to display your findings. Compare the amount of precipitation in your area with other areas, such as the Amazon, Death Valley, or the Arctic.

Filed as:  K-3, Science, Water Cycle, Weather