Virtual H2Oklahoma Festival

Virtual H2Oklahoma Festival

The Oklahoma Environmental Education Coordinating Committee’s (OKEECC*) annual H2Oklahoma Water Festival is going virtual in 2020! Our annual festival is filled with fun and engaging water based activities. Our new virtual festival offers water based science lessons for K-12 students in a virtual or in-person classroom setting. All activities have been correlated to NGSS or Oklahoma Academic Science Standards!

We welcome classes, teachers, students, homeschool groups, non-formal education, and anyone else who is interested to participate with us this year. We hope you enjoy our H2Oklahoma resources!

*The Oklahoma Environmental Education Coordinating Committee (OKEECC) is comprised of educators from a variety of public sector agencies and institutions. The H2Oklahoma Festival is the education outreach effort coordinated by the OKEECC.

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Explore the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge to learn what living and non-living things can be found in this wetland, how they interact with each other, and that they are part of an ecosystem.

Grades: 2nd - 4th

Salt Plains

Take a virtual field trip to the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge where you will examine what macroinvertebrates are found here and what that means for the quality of the wetland habitat.

Grades: 2nd-4th

Scavenger Hunt

Students use observational skills to explore the role of water in their daily lives; students identify where water is used by humans, plants, and animals; students discover how easy or difficult it is to find water in their day-to-day activities.

Grades: Elementary

Rainfall Simulator

Students learn how different landscapes react to rainfall events.

Grades: Videos for any age. Standards for 5th grade.

KEEPERS OF THE EARTH

Water connects us with all animal and plant life. In this
interactive program, students work to find a balance between man and nature in “our town.”

Grades: 3rd-6th

Mini Bioblitz

Students observe important aspects of water in an ecosystem, determine the role water has in the lives of different organisms, and explore aquatic ecosystems.

Grades: Kindergarten - 12th

A Drop in the Bucket Photo

By estimating and calculating the percentage of available fresh water on Earth, students understand that this resource must be used and managed carefully.

Grades: Upper Elementary and Middle School

A Plume Problem Photo

Students will analyze data to solve a mystery and identify a potential polluter

Grades: Middle and High School

Blue Planet Photo

Students estimate the percentage of Earth’s surface that is covered by water and, by tossing an inflatable globe, take a simple probability sample to check their estimates.

Grades: Kindergarten - 12th

Discover Our Ocean Photo

Students examine different environments within the ocean to observe what survives well in each.

Grades 3rd - 7th

EnviroScape

Hands-on, interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution. See how storm water runoff carries pollutants through the watershed to a pond, lake, river, bay, or ocean – and the best management practices to prevent this type of pollution from occurring.

Grades: Kindergarten - 12th

H2Olympics Photo

Students compete in a Water Olympics to investigate two properties of water, adhesion and cohesion.

Grades: Upper Elementary and Middle School

Healthy Water Healthy People Photo

Students will identify roles water plays in the different parts of the body and learn why it is important
to keep the body hydrated.

Grades: 3rd-6th

Virtual Water

Students use online resources to determine how much water is used to grow food and manufacture common items;  students explore the idea of “hidden water”; students explore how they can reduce their personal water usage.

Grades: Kindergarten - 12th

Seeing Watersheds Exploring Watershed Photo

Students use maps to characterize what a watershed is; to identify the key parts and
functions of watersheds; to determine watershed boundaries; to discover how watersheds are named;
and to describe how water flows in a watershed based on elevation.

Grades: 4th-8th

Use Water Wisely Photo

Students will recognize that our everyday actions can positively or negatively impact everyone the water quality and quantity we all share while learning different Best Management Practices (BMPs) individuals can take to protect and conserve water resources.

Grades: 3rd - 6th

Water Cycle Photo

With a roll of a cube, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.

Grades: 3rd- 6th

Water for You and Me Photo

For younger learners, Project WET offers Water for YOU and ME!, a storybook with suggested activities to learn and observe water properties.

This book is appropriate for ages 3-6.

We All Use Water Photo

Students will think critically about how they use water on a daily basis both directly and indirectly.

Grades: 3rd- 6th

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Students will conduct an investigation of water use in their school and on the school grounds. They will identify their watershed and will gather information about the source, cost, and quality of their school’s water supply. They will also collect data on water conservation practices at their school.

Grades: Kindergarten - 12th