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Welcome to the HRSD Classroom, a network of information, resources, and games for teachers and students of all ages.

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LEARNING MODULES

HRSD is committed to working together with Hampton Roads teachers to meet our community’s educational needs. Contact us today to schedule a learning module at your school!

Amazing Aquifers!
What’s an aquifer? What happens when we remove water from an aquifer? What does our aquifer look like? Students will answer these questions and more while building their own aquifer models. This module can be adjusted to meet the needs of any grade level classroom for a creative educational experience for all ages!
Lesson Plan (pdf)

CSI: Tracking Down the Pollution
Something bad is entering our water system, and we don’t know where it’s coming from! Students in middle school classrooms can help us solve our pollution problem by investigating chemicals, nutrients and pH in water samples and using their critical thinking caps to catch our culprit.
Lesson Plan (pdf) | Version A: Map (pdf), Worksheet (pdf) | Version B: Map (pdf), Worksheet (pdf)

Washing Water
Help us Wash Water by designing, building and testing water filters. This STEM module for middle school classrooms requires students to use their thinking, reasoning, investigative and creative skills as they work together to improve our water’s quality.
Lesson Plan (pdf) | Worksheet (pdf)

What Not To Flush
Determine what items should (and shouldn’t!) be flushed down the drain through a hands-on, water-based activity. Ideal for early elementary school classrooms, this module encourages students to become Sewer Stewards while they have fun and get messy!

What’s Wastewater?
Have you ever wondered what’s in the water that arrives at our wastewater treatment plants? Is there anything in it that shouldn’t be? Students in upper elementary school classrooms use their reading, measuring and thinking skills on a journey through the morning in a typical household to make their own “wastewater.” Don’t worry, there’s no need to hold your nose!

Contact Information
Molly Bertsch, Community Educator: mbertsch@hrsd.com • 757.374.6062
Sarah Crawford, Community Educator: scrawford@hrsd.com • 757.353.0081

CLASSROOM MATERIALS

  • Clean Water Curriculum (pdf)
  • Invisible Infrastructure
  • Plants & Permits Word Problem (pdf)
  • HRSD Geography Challenge (pdf)
  • Cease the Grease! Coloring Sheet
  •     Click here and print a sheet you can color.
       
        (Companion stickers available in limited quantities)
  • It's A No-Drainer! Coloring Sheet
  •     Click here and print a sheet you can color.
       
        (Companion stickers available in limited quantities)
     
    RESOURCES

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Kid's Page
    Virginia Naturally
    Water Environment Federation - Interactive "Go With The Flow" map



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