Videos and Activities for your Classroom!
Videos and Activities for your Classroom!

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World Water Day

Educators, World Water Day is quickly approaching! World Water Day is held on March 22, 2022. The goal of World Water Day is to promote the responsible use of water and access to safe water for everyone. Water holds immense value. Every day, people use water in different ways including drinking, agriculture, industry, recreation, hygiene, sanitation, and health care. Prepare your classroom for World Water Day with the facts, videos, and activitites below. 

5Gyers San Francisco Bay Microplastic Project

The San Francisco Bay Microplastics Project was designed to provide critical data on sources and pathways of microplastics in the Bay Area, and generate scientifically supported, regional recommendations for solutions to plastic pollution. Read more about this research here.  

World Water Day Facts 

  • 2.6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990, but 663 million people still remain without access to it.
  • Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater.
  • Women and girls are responsible for water collection in 80% of households without access to water on premises.
  • More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal.
  • 3 in 10 people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 6 in 10 people lack access to safely managed sanitation facilities.

World Water Day Videos

STEMusic Moment with Roy Moye III:  Deep Sea Dive

Dive into this STEMusic Moment with Roy Moye III to learn all about the deep sea. Sing along as the lesson comes to life through exclusive lyrics and a music video.

Crisis in the State of Florida: businesses closed, hotels empty, beaches deserted.

What disaster happened here?

Learn about the water cycle with Dr. Tracy Fanara. The natural water cycle allows rainfall to infiltrate into the ground being treated by physical (sand, soil, gravel, etc.), biological (microbial and plant uptake), and chemical (adsorption and absorption) processes. The natural water cycle allow groundwater tables to be recharged, and when water reaches water bodies, aquifers or drinking water sources, it does not pose threat to wildlife and human health. Urbanization and industry have changed the natural water cycle by not allowing water to infiltrate, but instead runoff to natural water bodies through pipe networks, picking up man-made and natural chemicals (from cars, lawns, agriculture, and industry) and waste along the way. The result could be devastating when toxic microscopic phytoplankton take over water bodies.

Hip Hop M.D. Maynard Okereke: Water Quality: The Coolness of H20

Maynard Okereke, better known as the Hip Hop M.D., graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering.  His passion for science and entertainment, along with his curiosity for new innovation has taken him through an incredible life journey.

World Water Day Activities 

A sealed plastic bag is the perfect environment for recreating the water cycle. Hang it in a sunny window and watch evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in action. See more examples here
STEM water activities are fun, educational, and perfect for World Water Day! Scoop up water from a creek or lake, then see how different types of filtration work. Learn how to conduct this experiment here.
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