Water Conservation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What can be done to reduce our consumption of the Earth's water? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to define and outline water conservation, and an activity gives students the opportunity to analyze water consumption on campus.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'conservation'
  • identify the various uses of freshwater
  • outline strategies for reducing water consumption


1.5 to 2.5 hours

Curriculum Standards


Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


  • Paper copies of the text lesson Water Conservation Lesson for Kids: Facts & Importance, one for each student
  • An empty gallon milk jug
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • Photocopies of a chart showing the monthly breakdown of water consumption on campus in gallons

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