The Water on Wheels (WOW) Program offers free lessons for kindergarten through 5th grade, public and private schools, and informational presentations at community events. WOW lessons include lively, hands-on demonstrations, educational games, and grade-level appropriate materials to give students a better understanding of water, soil, and energy conservation.
Teachers are able to have just one lesson presented or a series of conservation-minded lessons presented over a period of time. All lessons are aligned with Washington State Science Learning Standards and can be easily integrated into lesson plans and curriculum.
To schedule Water on Wheels at your school, please contact Heather Killinger, Environmental Educator at . Please help coordinate our WOW Educator's visit by working with your grade-level team. Our WOW Educator needs to visit 3-4 classes per day, per school in order to reach as many students as possible. Thank you for your help and understanding!
To schedule a WOW lessons please contact:
Elliott DeLong, Environmental and Ecology Educator
Water on Wheels Lessons
Water Everywhere: (K–2nd)
Identify where water is found in our everyday lives. Describe the importance of water for humans, animals and plants. Discover why water is an important resource to conserve and protect. Students create water conservation magnets and pledges.
Exploring Habitats: (1st–2nd)
Learn about habitats and their importance to all living things. Students will discover how water and soil are integral components of every habitat. Students design and draw their own animal habitats.
Soil Magic: (1st–3rd)
Students are introduced to the three types of soil (sand, silt and clay). Discover how water helps the earth make soil. Explore how water moves through soil and how the layers of soil help clean groundwater naturallly.
Amazing Soils: (1st–5th)
Differentiate between three soil textures (sand, silt and clay) based on particle size and permeability through a hands-on demonstration. Discover how soil is made. Discuss soil properties and their importance to farmers and community members.
Water in Our World: (3rd–5th)
Explore the water cycle, including evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection through classroom participation. Students create their own terrariums to model the water cycle.
Incredible Journey Adapted from Project WET, 2007: (3rd–5th)
Learn how water circulates through the water cycle as it changes between a liquid, solid, and gas. Students will act as water molecules as they chart a path through the water cycle, giving them a better understanding of evaporation, precipitation, storage, seepage and flow.
Does Watershed? Adapted from Branching Out, Project WET, 2007: (3rd-5th)
Discover what a watershed is and how we affect the watershed we live in. Students create individual paper watersheds and learn about the impacts of land planning, pollutants, and floods.
Enviroscape Model: (3rd–5th)
Observe and demonstrate point and non-point pollution, including garbage, waste water sludge, sediment and nutrients though a large hands-on watershed model. Students will brainstorm pollution solutions and test them on the model.