FoodPrints Curriculum

Water Conservation


Conservation & Social Justice

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

5th Grade


Spring / April


The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the importance of water protection and water conservation. Students will design and build their own water filtration system and study water usage in their garden. They will also engage in a shared reading of the book Why Water’s Worth It by Lori Harrison and write water themed poetry. This lesson supports the DCPS 5th grade Science Unit Human Impact on the Earth’s Systems.

Big Idea

We can conserve water through our actions.

Guiding Questions

How does water pollution impact our environment?
How would our lives be different if we didn’t have unlimited access to fresh, clean water?