Elementary

Teachers' Educational Materials

 

INTRODUCTION

WERI: The Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific with funding assistance from the U.S. Geological Survey granted funds to create these educational materials as a part of its public outreach mission. Additional funding has been provided by the generosity of Triple J Ford of Guam and Ford Motor Company Conservation and Environmental Grants.

 

"Guam Water Kids" focuses on three main ideas: the value of fresh water as one of Guam's most important natural resources; how our supply of fresh water is renewed by the Water Cycle; and what youth can do to take responsibility for avoiding the pollution and waste of the island's fresh water supply.

 

Materials are suitable for classroom or group presentations for elementary and middle school students. Included are a recorded presentation and two suggested lesson plans with activities. The student section of this website includes lessons and flash cards for individual study.

 

 

DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS FOR INSTRUCTORS:

Primary Subject: Science and Social Studies. Secondary Subjects: Art, Language Arts, Chamorro Studies, Spelling Vocabulary.

These materials are provided free for use in helping young people understand the connections between the source of the fresh water they use every day and the ways they can help protect and conserve Guam's fresh water.

 

LESSON 1: "The Water Cycle and Guam's Fresh Water" [with Word Bank and Activities]

Lesson Plan 1 (.pdf)

Water Cycle Labeling Activity (.pdf)

 

LESSON 2: "Pollution and Conservation of Guam's Fresh Water" [with Word Bank and Activities]

Lesson Plan 2 (.pdf)

Household Chemicals: Your Personal Solution (.pdf)

 

GLOSSARIES

Chamorro Glossary of Fresh Water Terms(.pdf)

Selected Terms for Instructors (.pdf)

 

GUAM WATER KIDS NARRATED PRESENTATION

GuamWaterKids Full slideshow.mov (Quicktime)

GuamWaterKids Full slideshow.wav (Windows)

 

GuamWaterKids Part 1 Fresh Water.mov (Quicktime)

GuamWaterKids Part 1 Fresh Water.wav (Windows)

 

GuamWaterKids Part 2 Fresh Water.mov (Quicktime)

GuamWaterKids Part 2 Fresh Water.wav (Windows)

 

GuamWaterKids Part 3 Fresh Water.mov (Quicktime)

GuamWaterKids Part 3 Fresh Water.wav (Windows)

 

GuamWaterKids Part 4 and 5 Fresh Water.mov (Quicktime)

GuamWaterKids Part 4 and 5 Fresh Water.wav (Windows)

 

WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS AND YOUTH LEADERS:

For more information or to be added to our invitation list, please contact Ann Card at 565-2213 or ann@guamwaterkids.com