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K-6th Grade Assembly Programs


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K-6th Grade Assembly Programs


Program Overview

The Kern County Water Agency’s Improvement District No. 4 (ID4) is pleased to offer the following grade-level assemblies and Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-based materials free of charge to schools located within ID4’s service area.  (To view the list of all schools located within ID4’s service area, click here.)  All assemblies address Kern County’s state and local water supplies, the ID4 Henry C. Garnett Water Purification Plant, local groundwater banking programs and water conservation.  The lively assemblies include colorful pictures and videos, as well as interactive activities for the students to follow.  At the conclusion of the assemblies, teachers receive a water education curriculum packet and grade-level educational materials for students. 

NEW Water Conservation Activity!

Teachers and students who participate in the assemblies now have the opportunity to be recognized as Deputies of Water Conservation.  At the conclusion of the water education assemblies, teachers receive a classroom water conservation kit that includes a Deputies of Water Conservation classroom poster, conservation track sheets and water deputy stickers.  Once classrooms complete the activity, they are recognized on the Kern County Water Agency’s website and in the annual brochure.


Improvement District No. 4 (ID4) was formed by a resolution adopted by the Kern County Water Agency (Agency) Board of Directors on December 21, 1971 to provide a supplemental water supply for portions of the metropolitan Bakersfield area through the importation of water from the State Water Project.
The Agency operates the Henry C. Garnett Water Purification Plant, which delivers drinking water to the following purveyors:  California Water Service Company, City of Bakersfield, East Niles Community Services District and North of the River Municipal Water District (which wholesales to Oildale Mutual Water Company).
 In adhering to ID4’s objective to administer high-quality, standards-based water education, all Water Education Assembly Programs have been recently updated.  A focus has been placed on grade-specific programs that cover Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, and can be used in many different subject areas.  The new Water Education Programs also include hands-on activities that have been designed to enhance students’ higher-level thinking skills.  

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Kindergarten


Kindergarten


“Ruby the Radish” – Urban Water Use and Water Conservation

Ruby the Radish starts as a seed and raises awareness of how to use water wisely as she grows.  Through the interaction with the other characters in the story, Ruby the Radish is able to relay to the young reader ways to help save and conserve water inside and outside households.

This Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-based water education unit has been designed to teach kindergarten students in metropolitan Bakersfield the importance of water and its conservation.  The program includes a 20-minute assembly created around the character Ruby the Radish.  At the conclusion of the assembly, teachers receive a curriculum packet and water education materials for their classrooms.  The curriculum integrates many subject areas (science, social studies, English-language arts and art) and helps students develop specific skills (critical thinking, organizing data and predicting).

Kindergarten Water Education Unit Includes:

  • “Ruby the Radish” Storybook
  • Classroom Poster
  • Custom Teacher Bag
  • Three Lesson Plans:  Responding to Literature; Water Cycle in a Cup; and Growing Radishes
  • Standards Matrix
  • Radish Seeds and Cups
  • "Water Cycle in a Cup" Materials
  • Student Science Observation Journals
  • Bookmarks
  • Water Deputy Badges
  • Home Water Surveys
  • Pencils

 

 

To view the Kindergarten Standards, click here.


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1st Grade


1st Grade


“Suzie-Q’s Water Awareness Campaign” – Urban Water Use and Water Conservation

Look out for Suzie-Q, the Queen of Water Conservation, as she leaps from tall tress to help the people of metropolitan Bakersfield become water-wise.  This unit contains a unique student take-home activity kit where students are able to take home a Suzie-Q plush and introduce her to others while exploring water conservation in the home.

This Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-based water education unit has been designed to teach 1st grade students in metropolitan Bakersfield the importance of water and its conservation.  The program includes a 30-minute assembly created around the character Suzie-Q.  At the conclusion of the assembly, teachers receive a curriculum packet and water education materials for their classrooms.  The curriculum integrates many subject areas (science, social studies, English-language arts and art) and helps students develop specific skills (critical thinking, organizing data and predicting).

1st Grade Water Education Unit Includes:

  • “Suzie-Q’s Water Awareness Campaign” Storybook
  • Classroom Poster
  • Custom Teacher Bag
  • Three Lesson Plans:  Responding to Literature; Water Molecules in Motion; and The Amazing Water Molecule
  • Student Take-Home Activity Kit:  Storybook, Plush Squirrel, Class Journal, Parent Letter and Bag
  • Standards Matrix
  • Bookmarks
  • Water Deputy Badges
  • Home Water Surveys
  • Pencils

To view the 1st Grade Standards, click here.


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2nd Grade


2nd Grade


“Casey’s Purification Journey” – Water Purification and Water Conservation

Join Casey on his amazing water journey from the top of Mt. Whitney through the Henry C. Garnett Water Purification Plant before going to homes and businesses in metropolitan Bakersfield.  This unit contains a unique student activity kit.  Students are able to take home a Casey plush and introduce him to others while exploring water conservation in the home.

This Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-based water education unit has been designed to teach 2nd grade students in metropolitan Bakersfield how their water is cleaned and purified at the Henry C. Garnett Water Purification Plant, and the importance of water and its conservation.  This program includes a 30-minute assembly created around the character Casey the Water Drop.  At the conclusion of the assembly, teachers receive a curriculum packet and water education materials for their classrooms.  The curriculum integrates many subject areas (science, social studies, English-language arts and art) and helps students develop specific skills (critical thinking, organizing data and predicting).

2nd Grade Water Education Unit Includes:

  • “Casey’s Purification Journey” Storybook
  • Classroom Poster
  • Custom Teacher Bag
  • Three Lesson Plans:  Responding to Literature; Water Footprints; and Exploring the Scientific Process
  •  Student Take-Home Activity Kit: Storybook, Plush Water Drop, Class Journal, Parent Letter and Bag
  • Standards Matrix
  • Bookmarks
  • Water Deputy Badges
  • Home Water Surveys
  • Pencils

To view the 2nd Grade Standards, click here.


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3rd-4th Grade


3rd-4th Grade


Uncover the Facts!  Bakersfield’s Water Story

In the full-color workbook, students will explore the history of metropolitan Bakersfield and view original photographs that help this history come alive!

Water in California is the theme explored in this exciting Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-based program that highlights metropolitan Bakersfield’s rich water history and how water is moved throughout the state of California.  The 45-minute engaging and interactive assembly teaches students about Kern County’s water supplies, how that water is used and the importance of water conservation.  An interactive part of the assembly invites students to help build a pizza display, allowing them to see how much water is required to make a food we all enjoy.  At the conclusion of the assembly, teachers receive a curriculum packet and water education materials for their classrooms.

 

3rd-4th Grade Water Education Unit Includes:

  • Classroom Set of Full-Color Water Education Workbooks
  • Teacher Guide
  • Custom Teacher Bag
  • Standards Matrix
  • Bookmarks
  • Brag Tags
  • Water Deputy Badges
  • Home Water Surveys
  • Pencils

To view the 3rd Grade Standards, click here.

To view the 4th Grade Standards, click here.


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5th-6th Grade


5th-6th Grade


H2O & You – Exploring Metropolitan Bakersfield’s Water Supplies

This curriculum includes hands-on activities that help the students visualize how water is stored in the ground and pumped out, and how water is purified.

Water Awareness is the theme explored in this exciting Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-based program that highlights the water cycle, the importance of surface water supplies and groundwater and how water is purified at the Henry C. Garnett Water Purification Plant.  The 50-minute engaging and interactive assembly features an exploration of the scientific process through the demonstration of two experiments on the chemical components of water.  At the conclusion of the assembly, teachers receive a curriculum packet and water education materials for their classrooms.

 

5th-6th Grade Water Education Unit Includes:

  • Classroom Set of Full-Color Water Education Workbooks
  • "Make Your Own Well" Activity Kit
  • pH Balance Activity Kit
  • Teacher Guide
  • Custom Teacher Bag
  • Standards Matrix
  • Bookmarks
  • Wristbands
  • Home Water Surveys
  • Pencils

To view the 5th Grade Standards, click here.

To view the 6th Grade Standards, click here.