For Teachers

Zone 7 Lessons

Overview

Lessons are aligned with the Next Generation Sciences Standards for K-12 content, created and taught by certified educators. Funded by Zone 7 and supported by its Board of Directors, the program invests in youth water system education and appreciation.

Students of all ages, from kindergarten through high school, learn about the vital role water plays in our community, economy and environment, teaching them to become water champions.

Sign Up Your Class or Team

Below are the links for Zone 7 Water Agency’s exclusive lessons. The lessons are fully remote. Each grade/subject level starts with directions for the steps that must be completed to finish the lesson. Assignments can be turned into the student’s teacher or (in the case of a form) are forwarded to the Zone 7 Schools’ Program teacher and will be sent to the classroom teacher.

Teachers in the Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dougherty Valley school districts, please sign your class or team up by clicking the link(s) below. Signing up allows you to receive materials, teacher support, and a giveaway for you students.

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A child wearing white mittens delicately holding a heart-shaped snowball against a snowy background

Kindergarten

Water Matters

What are the “three states of matter” and why is it so important that water can change? Find out throughout this lesson.

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Smiling child holding holding a potted plant in a garden

First Grade

Conservation Concepts

In this lesson, students will review where water is on the Earth and how it moves. 

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Child happily participating in watershed lesson

Second Grade

Creek & Stream

In this lesson students will learn what a watershed is and get to know the Upper Alameda Creek Watershed.

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Third Graders participating in watershed activities

Third Grade

What's Water Got to do With It?

In this lesson students will learn some of the history of our watershed and how water affected it. 

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Fourth Graders learning about water in a classroom

Fourth Grade

California and the Race for Liquid Gold

Follow this lesson to learn about the history of water use in California. 

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Two students working together in a classroom during a water activity

Fifth Grade

Life as a Water Molecule

It’s time to be turned into a water molecule! Students know what the water cycle is, now they take a deep dive into the hydrologic cycle.

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Middle School – Water Treatment

Getting it Clean!

In this lesson, middle school students review the chemical makeup of water then dive into learning where the water we drink comes from and why and how it is cleaned.