Leaks account for approximately 1 trillion gallons of water wasted in the United States each year. Help your students and their families learn how to use water more efficiently during Fix a Leak Week in March. The Environmental Protection Agency has put together a few classroom activities for children in grades 3-5. You can download the Teacher's Guide to the activities at http://www.epa.gov/watersense/docs/fixaleak_teacherguide508.pdf ; the student worksheets at http://www.epa.gov/watersense/docs/fixaleak_studentworksheet508.pdf ; and the Family Fact Sheet at http://www.epa.gov/watersense/docs/fixaleak_familyfactsheet508.pdf .
The Fix a Leak Week learning resources are a set of activities designed for students in grades 3 through 5 to help them learn about water supplies and the importance of saving water. In addition to helping families find and fix leaks in their homes, the Fix a Leak Week curriculum covers a range of subjects (reading, science, math, social studies), and lessons were developed to ensure this work can help meet relevant standards in the various curriculum areas. It can be adapted to different grade levels and class abilities.
For educational materials and more information about Fix a Leak Week visit http://epa.gov/watersense/our_water/fix_a_leak.html
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Office of Wastewater Management (4204M)
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Washington, D.C. 20460