Websites for kids that make water topics fun can help teachers, parents and other educators increase kids understanding of the water issues we all deal with.
There are many organizations and websites dedicated to helping kids (even the little ones) understand their water use and become better water stewards. Here’s a short list – let us know if we’ve missed one.
Websites for Kids That Explain Water Issues
There are many excellent (and free!) online water education resources. Here is our curated list of websites, curricula and quizzes you can use in your classroom.
- US EPA WaterSense Kids
Kids learn why it’s important to save water and some simple ways to do it.
- Water Use it Wisely: Kids H2O Activities and H2O Facts
This is a long list of activities to help kids learn about water.
- WWF: Free Rivers Augmented Reality App
This app puts the river landscape in your hands and lets you immerse yourself in a virtual world, where you’ll meet the people and wildlife that live along the river.
- LOTT Clean Water Alliance: WET Science Center
The Water Education and Technology Science Center is a free, hands-on water education center that offers many online resources.
- Denver Water: Youth Education Program
This page has activities and information to increase knowledge of water in Colorado, educate children about Denver Water and help create wise water-use behaviors.
- Spokane Aquifer Joint Board: Elementary Water Conservation field Trip
These activities help kids who get their drinking water from an aquifer understand how to keep it healthy.
Websites for Kids that Feature Quizzes and Games About Water
Quizzes and games can help kids learn about water without feeling like they’re having to work. These games help kids learn about basic water issues and things like aquifers and river and watershed management.
- American Water Works Association: The Story of Drinking Water
Online quizzes and games – do you know the story of drinking water? Find out with this quiz.
- EPA WaterSense ‘Test Your WaterSense’
Think you know everything there is to know about water? You can’t be sure until you Test Your WaterSense!
- How Stuff Works Everyday Science: Water Quiz
How much do you really know about water? From its molecular characteristics to its status as a crucial commodity, this site will put your water knowledge to the test.
- National Geographic Kids: Save the Earth
NatGeo has tips, videos, and games to help you save the Earth.
- Thirstin Builds an Aquifer
In this PDF, the EPA provides step-by-step lessons on building your own aquifer in a cup.
- FunTrivia: Saving Water – Every Drop Counts
This quiz includes facts about water and how to save it in the home.
- The Colorado River Water District Water Wizard Quiz
Dive right in and test your water knowledge with these multi-level quizzes.
- Water Environment Foundation: Pipe Up!
This game teaches kids what’s involved in building the systems that deliver our water and making sure we have access to clean water.
- Colorado River Alliance: Texas 2040: Save Our Rivers. Save Our Future
This interactive game helps players understand how drought and population growth will affect Texas’ rivers.
If you’d like more information to help you teach kids about their water use – their water footprint – check out Lessons For Understanding Our Water Footprints – our middle- and high-school lesson plans.