4th Grade Programs

Groundwater Education Program

APW's classroom groundwater presentation uses systems thinking and an interactive groundwater flow models. Students are challenged to discover for themselves how the system works and why it matters to them. The 50-minute presentation is designed to construct new knowledge, deconstruct misconceptions, and teach about the local groundwater system.



Arizona Water Festival

Arizona Water Festivals (AWF) instill a deeper understanding of water in the earth system and Arizona's water resources through a 4th grade curriculum unit driven by exploration and inquiry. The program includes teacher professional development; 10 lesson plans that activate learning; a festival event with water professionals and community volunteers engaging students in activities on groundwater, watersheds, the water cycle and water conservation technology.