CLASS PRESENTATIONS

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      Actively involve your students in learning about water by inviting a Water Education Specialist into your classroom. Sign up early, though , staff is limited and presentations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To arrange a presentation, please contact the following water education specialists:

Santa Barbara School District City of Santa Barbara 897-2672
Goleta Union School District Goleta Water District 879-4643
Lompoc Unified School Distric City of Lompoc 875-8298
Santa Maria School District City of Santa Maria 925-0951, ext 7235
Other School Districts Santa Barbara County Water Agency 568-3541
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The list below outlines the programs available in your area. All presentations meet California State Content Standards (see below). For additional presentations about Water Quality, click Project Clean Water, or call 568-3546.

All About Water (K-1st)
Time: 30 minutes

Colorful pictures and a short cartoon add an entertaining visual element to this presentation. Students will learn about local water resources, the water cycle and water conservation through an interactive discussion and hands-on activities.
Science Standards: K: 1b, 3b-c; 1st: 1a, 2b, 3b-c; 2nd: 2e
Math Standards: K: N.S. 1.1, 1.3; M.G. 1.1, 1.2; 1st: S.D.A.P. 1.1, 1.2; 2nd: N.S. 1.2, 4.1, 4.2, S.D.A.P. 1.4, M.R. 3.0
English Standards: K: W.O. 1.1, L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 2.1; 1st: W.O. 1.1, L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4; 2nd: L.S. 1.2, 1.3

For additional materials to prepare your class or follow-up on a presentation, see our Classroom Materials page.

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America's Salad Bowl (1st-3rd)
Time: 30 minutes

Students will understand the importance of water as a natural resource and how it is used in agriculture. They will be able to identify what types of crops are grown in Santa Barbara County and how much water is used to grow different types of foods.
Science Standards: 1st:1a-b, 2b, 2e, 3b-c; 2nd: 2e, 3c; 3rd: 1a, 1e-f, 3d
Math Standards: 1st: N.S. 1.1, 1.2, 2.6, S.D.P. 1.2; 2nd: N.S. 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.2; 3rd: N.S. 1.1, 2.1, A.F. 2.1
English Standards: 1st: Reading 1.1, W.O. 1.1, L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1;.2nd: Reading 1.1,W.O. 1.3, L.S. 1.2, 1.3, 1.6; 3rd: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

For a worksheet to prepare your class or follow-up on this presentation, see our Classroom Materials free downloads.

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The Water Puzzle (2nd-4th)
Time: 60 minutes

An overview of the water cycle starts the presentation. Students will then play the water web game to learn about connections in the environment and the importance of water. A big colorful water puzzle will show students the journey water takes from local water sources to our homes and where it goes after use. Students will learn about local water resources, water treatment, and water conservation through an interactive discussion and hands-on activities.
Science Standards: 2nd: 2e; 3rd: 1a, 1e-f, 3d; 4th: 3b, 4c; 5th: 3a-e; 6th: 2a-c, 4a
Math Standards: 2nd: N.S. 1.2, 4.1, 4.2, S.D.P. 1.4, M.R. 3.0; 3rd: N.S. 3.1, A.F. 2.1; 4th: N.S. 3.4, S.D. P. 1.3; 5th: A.F. 1.1; 6th: M.R. 2.4
English Standards: 2nd: L.S. 1.2, 1.3; 3rd: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8; 4th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9; 5th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.6; 6th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5a-b

For additional materials to prepare your class or follow-up on a presentation, see our Classroom Materials page.

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The Story of Water (4th-6th)
Time: 60 minutes

Students learn about their local water sources, the water cycle, water treatment, wastewater treatment and the importance of water in the world. Local rainfall patterns and impact on water supplies will be explained. Presentation includes colorful displays, big puzzles and hands-on activities.
Science Standards: 5th: 3a-b-c-d-e
Math Standards: 4th: N.S., 3.3, A.F., 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3; 5th: N.S.,2.3, 2.5, A.F. 1.1, 1.3, M.R. 1.1, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3; 6th: N.S. 1.2, M.R. 2.7, 3.1, 3.3

For additional materials to prepare your class or follow-up on a presentation, see our Classroom Materials page.

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The Water Supply Decision (7th-8th)
Time: 50 minutes

Students will learn about the environmental and social impacts of the State Water Project and the decision-making process regarding new water supplies for the County.
Science Standards: 7th: E.S. 4a,c
History & Social Science Standards: 8th: 8.6.1, 8.8.4, 8.12.1
English Standards: 7th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; 8th: L.S. 1.2, 1.9

For additional materials to prepare your class or follow-up on a presentation, see our Classroom Materials page.

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Groundwater Model (K-12th)
Time: 60 minutes

This hands-on demonstration of groundwater principles with the groundwater model will demonstrate the different types of wells and groundwater issues common in California. Topics will include movement of a contamination plume, groundwater recharge, nonpoint source pollution and saltwater intrusion.
Science Standards: K: 1a, 3c, 4a-e; 1st: 1a, 3b-c, 4d-e; 2nd: 1a-b, 3a,e, 4c,g; 3rd: 1e, 5d; 4th: 4a, 5a-c; 5th: 3a-e, 6a; 6th: 2a-b, 5e, 6b; 7th: 4a,c; 8th: 1a; 9th-12th: B/L.S. 6b, E.S. 3c, 9c, I.E. 1d
Math Standards: K: M.G. 1.1, 1.2; 1st: M.G. 2.1, 2.3, 2.4; 2nd: M.R. 3.0; 3rd: M.G. 1.1; 4th: M.R. 1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3; 5th: M.R. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3; 6th: M.R. 1.1; 7th: M.R. 2.2; 8th-12th: A 3.0, G 11.0
English Standards: K: W.O. 1.1, L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 2.1; 1st: W.O. 1.1, L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4; 2nd: L.S. 1.2, 1.3; 3rd: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; 4th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2; 5th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; 6th: L.S. 1.3; 7th: L.S. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; 8th: L.S. 1.2, 1.9; 9th-10th: 1.1; 11th-12th: L.S. 1.3

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