Diamond Valley Lake
Science Lessons for All Grade Levels
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H2O Show at Acaciawood Elementary School

Curriculum

Many curricula and supplementary materials are available for elementary, middle and high school teachers for in class or online use.  Some materials are also available in Spanish.

Check the online order form to order any materials described below.  Download links are provided when available.

About Water

K-2
Find 26 experiments and interdisciplinary activities about water conservation, water quality and distribution, the water cycle and fresh and salt water.  

Download: English / Spanish
Next Generation Science Standard Alignment

Water Ways

Grade 5
Designed to supplement fifth grade social studies curriculum, this program uses language arts, music and art in an activity-oriented unit. Students examine the role of water in North American history: Pre-Columbian, colonial and during the Westward Movement. The program comes with a teacher’s guide and a set of 35 large-format student booklets. Consumable materials may be reordered.
Next Generation Science Standard Alignment 

Water Times

Grade 6
This educational newspaper is interdisciplinary – integrating science, social studies, language arts and math. Engaging news articles and stories that are relatable to sixth graders challenge them with activities to create an awareness and appreciation for water. The program includes consumable student newspapers and a teacher’s guide.

THE ROOTS OF OUR FUTURE WATER SUPPLY SECURITY ARE FOUND IN THE EDUCATION OF OUR STUDENTS ABOUT WATER

Student Artwork by Chelsy Avina

Conservation Connection

Grades 6 – 8
This interdisciplinary curriculum supplement offers hands-on conservation activities that include role playing and critical thinking.  Middle school students learn about the challenges and importance of conserving water wherever they are – at home or school.  Students make the connection to the importance of water and energy efficiency as a way of life through the lessons, service-learning activities and online water and energy use surveys.
Teacher’s Guide / Student Book
Next Generation Science Standard Alignment 

Qualities & Science of Water

Grades 7 - 12
The quality of drinking water is explored with a hands-on, inquiry-based approach.  The activities (low or no cost) highlight a number of water attributes that include pH, total dissolved solids, turbidity, hardness and contaminants such as Cryptosporidium and MTBEs (a groundwater contaminant). Source water protection is also a topic. This unit includes a teacher’s guide, student booklets 1, 2 and 3, fact sheets and work sheets, lesson extenders and a response card.  Lessons are also available on an interactive website and iPad format.  Click here to register and access the lessons.