Learning about water efficiency
can be as easy as 1-2-3 with WaterSense's recently released
Fix a Leak Week curriculum by EPA's WaterSense water conservation program.
WaterSense has developed lessons for grades 3 through 5 that
focus on saving water through finding leaks.
Nationwide more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from
U.S. homes each year. In fact, the average home can waste
11,000 gallons of water per year, enough to fill a backyard
swimming pool. But students can learn about saving water and
conduct fun science experiments by sleuthing out leaks where
they live and helping parents find ways to fix them.
The free resources offer step-by-step instructions for teachers
and include ready-made worksheets for students. Parents and
water conservation outreach coordinators may also find these
materials and a corresponding family pledge to save water
While the curriculum is designed to be taught during Fix
a Leak Week (March 15-21, 2010), the concepts are timeless
and worthy of teaching any time of the year. Learn more about
Fix a Leak Week 2010
and the teacher's