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The GenR8R explains how to make electricity
The Shocking True Story of Water and Electricity
Students aged 12 to 112 can learn how water and electricity are connected to each other!
Everybody is talking about the Energy Water Nexus, but what is it? This 8-minute educational movie takes a humorous look at the relationship between water and electricity. Intended for students in grades 6 and up, the movie explains some of the connections between water and electricity, and teaches students that if you want to save electricity, you should save water. Likewise, if you want to save water, you should save electricity.
The movie comes with a Student guide and Student Guide Answers to help explain the concept more fully.
The curriculum delves more deeply into the topic. Students discover how water is used to make electricity, and how electricity is used to clean and deliver drinking water (as well as cleaning our wastewater).
For Younger Kids - The Puppet Show Version
Explains the Water and Electricity Connection with a Song and a Game
Although we should all understand how electricity is generated, it is not part of most curriculum. We let our puppets explain by teaching kids a song and a game.
- Click here to introduce how water is necessary to make electricity (the sound is not great on this, but you can get the idea . . . and we're working on making it better!)
- Click here for the song explaining how to make electricity (the sound is not great on this, but you can get the idea . . . and we're working on making it better!)
- Click here for a version of the song you can sing if you aren't doing a puppet show!
- Click here for a game to reinforce the idea that water and electricity are connected. This game was played in a puppet show, but you can easily play the game in your classroom without puppets!
For more information, call Sharon Sivinski at 768-3245 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find more downloadable water conservation curriculum visit our downloads page. For more information about our Water Resource Education for ABCWUA customers, visit our educators' page.
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