Just for Kids

What is Groundwater?

When rain falls to the ground, the water does not stop moving.  Some of it flows along the surface in streams or lakes, some of it is used by plants, some evaporates and returns to the atmosphere, and some sinks into the ground. Imagine pouring a glass of water onto a pile of sand.  Where does the water go?  The water moves into the spaces between the particles of the sand.  Groundwater is water that is found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand, and rocks.  The area where water fills these spaces is called the saturated zone.  The top of this zone is called the water table… just remember the top of the water is the table.  The water table may be only a foot below the ground’s surface or it may be hundreds of feet down.

Educational Resources

TWDB Kids Web Site

To manage and conserve Texas' dwindling water supplies, future decision makers will need to be educated about the scientific background and complex issues associated with this critical resource.

The TWDB Kids Web site serves as the gateway to the agency's K-12 conservation education resources. The web site also features visualization, interactive games, and other activities to help students learn about key water concepts.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play.  http://www.twdb.texas.gov/conservation/education/kids/index.asp

 

Ann Arundel County Kid's Page

A site compose of several fun games for youngsters.  Click on any of the six links in the aquarium for entertainment and learning about water resources.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to access fun and entertainment from Ann Arundel. 

http://www.aacounty.org/DPW/Kids/index.cfm

 

Aqua Venturer

The Aqua Venturer© is an interactive global timeline of water and wastewater past, present, and future.  Learn the story of water, its treatment and use throughout history, and its importance to life on Earth.  At the click of a mouse, you can browse through more than 10,000 years of history with interesting anecdotes, colorful photos, video clips, and music.  Water is our most precious resource. Aqua Venturer© shows us how water and wastewater treatment have helped us preserve this resource throughout history and allowed for the growth of civilizations around the globe.  It also gives a glimpse of the vital role of water in our future.  A Teacher's Guide also available.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to access Aqua Venturer.   http://www.wef.org/PublicInformation/page.aspx?id=141

 

EPA Water Sense

Let's learn about water.  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.  Move the water-efficiency hero Flo through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water-wasting monsters.  Use the information you've learned on this Web site to test your knowledge.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play.  http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/kids/games.html

 

NASA's Earth Exploration

A huge site of about 70 interesting and informative games and exercises from the folks at NASA.  Browse the site for many more adventures about the sun, space, and solar system.  Hours of exploration!  Includes links for parents and teachers.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play.  http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/earth/

 

Thirstin's Match Fun Game

An interesting matching game of water use in daily life.  Kids match 10 activities such as watering the lawn, flushing the toiles, doing the laundry, making a ton of steel, and even making a car with its four tires to each activity's water consumption.   Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this interesting match game.  http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_matching.html

 

Mission H2O

Your mission:  Water shortages are at a critically low level; you have been assigned to the Wilson family household to save water.  Move through the house, exploring each room to discover water saving tips and hidden videos.  Play all eight games and submit your highest score to successfully complete your mission.  You'll explore the Wilson family home for water saving tips.  Each game has a score out of 100; complete all eight games!  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to help the Wilsons.  http://www.savewater.com.au/mission-h2o-game?waterid=6

 

EEK!

An interactive environmental education for kids.  Learn all about groundwater and water wonders with this video and activities.  The site includes both teacher and parent pages.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play.  http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/groundwater/watercycle.htm

 

WET (Water Education for Teachers)

Discover water and the role water plays in our daily life.  Explore The Water Cycle, Discover Our Ocean, Investigate Fresh Water, Explore Watersheds, Use Water Wisely, We All Use Water, or Healthy Water - Healthy People.  All are interactive, fun, and excellent sources of learning about our world.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play.  http://www.discoverwater.org/

 

H2O Heroes

Visit San Antonio Water System's H2O Heroes Fun pages.  Coloring & Activities Amazing Adventures of the H2O Heroes Activity Book include Cactus Callie's Water By Numbers; Using Water Wisely with Will Saver; Walter Work's "From Rain to Drain"; as well as Watershed Willie's Pollution Solutions.  The fun continues with online Coloring Fun, H2O Heroes Puppet Cut-Outs.  Online Games & Puzzles are also available.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play local San Antonio fun.  http://www.saws.org/Education/H2O_Heroes/FunPages/

 

Kids!

An excellent resource site.  Learn why water likes to move--it's restless.  Discover the world's deadliest lightnine.  Find out how much of the world's water is frozen.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to learn all these things--and more.  http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/kids/

 

Cloud Game

Help Hydro form water molecules to make a cloud and then make it rain.  This game takes eye/hand coordination and speed to intercept the water molecules and form a cloud before the sun evaporates the molecules.  This game is based on the water cycle and is a fun way to reinforce the concepts of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://floridaswater.com/odyssey/flash/cloudGame.swf

 

Concentration Game

A fun way to test your memory skills and find the matching squares.  After a match is made, a water conservation tip is given to help you learn how to conserve water in your home.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://floridaswater.com/odyssey/flash/concentration.swf

 

Measurement Game

Travel to space with Raleigh Otter and help refill his spaceship’s water tank.  This game teaches and tests your knowledge about standard liquid measurements.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://floridaswater.com/odyssey/flash/standard_measurement.swf

 

Fish Chomp

The rule is “eat or be eaten” as you learn the basics of the food chain and test your eye/hand coordination.  Start as the smallest fish in the sea, avoid predators and catch the food, and you just might become the top predator.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://floridaswater.com/odyssey/flash/fishChomp.swf

 

Math Maze

Test your math skills and help Hydro find his way through the aquifer to the karaoke party.  The party is at the end of the maze, but you must answer math questions along the way in order to avoid being sucked up by the many wells.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://floridaswater.com/odyssey/flash/mathMaze.swf

 

Connect the Pipes

It’ll take strategy and quick thinking to bring Alice the Alligator’s plants back to life.  Act quick, connect the pipes and don’t waste water, or you just might flood Alice’s house.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://floridaswater.com/odyssey/flash/pipeLink.swf

 

Thirstin's Water Cycle

Learn about the water cycle at this interactive site from the EPA; learn about rain, the water cycle, vapor, and the clouds.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html

 

EPA's Environmental Kids Club

Large site containing several excellent game links.  Well worth the time to explore several interactive learning games and exercises.  Links take learners to activities like a flash animated game that lets you unscramble one word in a sentence and lets you know instantly if you have the right answer.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/gamesandactivies.cfm

 

Water Use It Wisely Kids Page

A site full of water conservation fun and games for kids.  Enjoy many interesting games, water saving tips, and water challenges.  The site included teacher lesson plans and educational resources.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to access a full site of learning fun.  http://wateruseitwisely.com/kids/

 

SAWS Virtual Classroom

The Virtual Classroom provides interactive lessons and "virtual" field trips to help you discover the many roles of water.  "Field Trips" include The Edwards Aquifer, Aquifer Storage, the Hydrolic Cycle, Wastewater Treatment, Conservation House, Pollution control, and Fresh Water Distribution.  Click the link, click here, or enter the below URL into your browser to play this game.  http://www.saws.org/Education/Virtual_Classroom/

 

Fix the Leaky Faucet

We need your help to fix a leaky faucet.  Catch the drops and move them to the barrel.  This interesting and fun game is geared at smaller children; it teaches motor skills and computer coordination.  Click the link or click here to play this game.

 

Pick a Drop

An interesting game of choices.  Learn about 10 water saving tips to share with your family.  This game is meant for youngsters who read fairly well.  Click the link or click here to play this game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comal Trinity

Groundwater Conservation District

We are working feverishly to protect your Trinity Aquifer water resources.  If you have questions, feel free to contact us at:

PO Box 664, Spring Branch, TX 78070
Email: admin@ComalTrinityGCD.com

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