Let the World Water Day online celebration be just the beginning of your journeys to discovery. Our event contributors provide a wonderful resource for information and educational activities. There are also numerous other online resources to help you engage in and explore the world around you. Now get out there and get exploring!
Fun Science with the College of Science and Technology
Temple University's College of Science and Technology is offering a wonderful series of FunScienceDemos. Want to know how water breaks down rocks? They’ve got the video for you! If you are a teacher in need of science readings, writing prompts and more, they also offer a comprehensive companion site.
Elmwood Park Zoo — EPZoo2U
Elmwood Park Zoo is a community leader in providing fun and educational experiences to all of its guests, both young and old. They have a number of resources to educate and entertain home-bound supporters. Check out Bubby’s Club, Kamp Keeper, Animal Cams and the popular Zoo School Live! More EPZoo2U content is added on a daily and weekly basis. Check back often for the latest updates!
Academy of Natural Sciences Educator Resources
The Academy of Natural Sciences is excited to offer lessons on water, climate, biodiversity and more for students in grades kindergarten through 12. The Academy has included some of their most recent research with video segments in most lesson plans. Check back regularly to find updated science information for educators and their students! Teachers, these lessons can enhance your classroom curriculum with activities and videos that you can share with your students, and all lessons follow Pennsylvania Academic State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Parents may also use these lessons to inspire activities with your kids.
Science from Home — Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy of Natural Sciences' Science from Home provides simple science activities to try at home with your family, coloring pages, outdoor activities to explore the nature around you, and more! From “Ask the Scientists!” where kids lead the conversation with Academy scientists and educators, to Bug Fest to Academy Science Camp and more, the Academy is constantly adding and changing the contents of this page, so check back often!
Franklin Institute — Franklin Outside
Join Franklin Institute Environmental Scientist Dr. Rachel Valletta as she explores topics at the intersection between humans and our environment. Tune in live on The Franklin Institute's Facebook channel. You may also view past episodes online.
Franklin @ Home
Stay connected with science through Franklin @ Home, our collection of digital science resources to feed your curiosity. Explore the world with DIY hands-on activities, engaging videos, and deeper dives—because science never stops.
Environmental Protection Agency - Water Topics
When the water in our rivers, lakes, and oceans becomes polluted; it can endanger wildlife, make our drinking water unsafe, and threaten the waters where we swim and fish. EPA research supports efforts under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. Topics include drinking water, water bodies, water treatment, pollution protection and monitoring, what you can do and more.
Environmental Protection Agency - WaterSense for Kids
Did you know that less than one percent of all the water on Earth can be used by people? The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is permanently frozen and we can't drink it, wash with it, or use it to water plants. As our population grows, more and more people are using up this limited resource. Therefore, it is important that we use our water wisely and not waste it. Do you know how much water a family of four uses every day in the United States? Not 50 gallons, not 100 gallons, but 400 gallons! You could take up to 10 baths with that much water — but who would want to do that? Fortunately, there are many things we can do to save water.
Air Quality Partnership - Resources for Student, Teachers and Residents
The Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission offices detailed brochures and handouts about a variety of air quality topics, from actions you can take to improve air quality, children and air quality, tools for schools and more!
UN Water - Water Facts
Water is complex because it is linked to almost everything in the world. But complexity should not hinder understanding: Water is a precondition for human existence and for the sustainability of the planet. UN Water's Water Facts page explores the multiple dimensions of water and sanitation, from climate change and ecosystems to human rights and water scarcity.
U.S. Geological Survey - Water Basics
Water is everywhere, from huge oceans to invisible water molecules making up water vapor in the air. But how much water is there on, in, above, and below the Earth, and where is it located? Use the topics provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to explore the basic concepts and facts about water.
For more than 60 years, Wissahickon Trails has worked to engage diverse communities of people to protect and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley. The organization's partnerships with neighbors, activists, and local governments are essential to their work. Together, they use preservation and scientific innovation to strengthen our local ecosystems.
Stroud Water Research Center
Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water. We seek to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration. Stroud is involved in comprehensive freshwater research, environmental education and watershed restoration. Vist here for information about Stroud's environmental education programs.
Visit the NOAA National Ocean Service
The National Ocean Service provides data, tools, and services that support coastal economies and their contribution to the national economy. NOS is dedicated to advancing the following priorities: Safe and efficient transportation and commerce, preparedness and risk reduction, and stewardship, recreation and tourism. Tha National Ocean Service also provides a variety of ocean facts and education resources for educators, students and kids!