For Teachers

Zone 7 Lessons


Lessons are aligned with the Next Generation Sciences Standards for TK-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 transitional kindergarten through high school, learn about the vital role water plays in our community, economy and environment, teaching them to become water champions.

Get Rewarded with Water Academy Rewards

The Zone 7 Water Academy program provides teachers with rewards as a token of our appreciation for helping us build a new generation of water champions.

Earn points for participating in the Water Academy including hosting lessons, providing referrals, and more. Use the same email address to submit reward program forms and our program will keep track of your level and send you incentives. Gift cards will be sent electronically and can be your choice of Amazon, Target, or Starbucks. 

Sign Up Your Class or Team

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


Please pick a Monday for a week that the Zone 7 water lesson will best fit into your curriculum. We will send you (and any other teachers signed up here) a reminder email with specifics for your grade level.

Day of week preferences, or any other information you would like us to know?

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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.