For Teachers

Below are resources and lesson guides for grades k - 12 interested in educating their students about water, engineering, and the environment.

Virtual Resources for Teachers 


K - 2

3 - 5

6 - 8

  • Watersheds Reading Worksheet
  • The Game of Pipes is a mathematics activity where students wander through a maze of pipes as various water-related pieces. Each game space contains a water use practice that either wastes or conserves water, adding or subtracting from their initial 200 gallons of water. The winner is either the first student to reach Blue Plains or the student with the most gallons of water remaining at the end of the time allotted for play. Print on 11x17 paper.
    • Action Sheet -- Use this sheet with the game board. 81/2 x 11.
  • How Much do You Use?Students will be able to make estimates about the amount of water they use for daily activities, then compare them to factual percentages.
  • This list contains videos and other informational resources pertaining to water conservation and water facts.
  • Archimedes Screw Provides a bit of history about Screw Pumps and Instructions on how students can create their own!
  • Middle School Teacher Resource List
  • Our YouTube video collection and information about our Tunnel Boring Machine and the DC Clean Rivers Project



Are not currently available directly with DC Water, but please see other opportunities below:

Engineering Tomorrow

DC Water is proud to partner with Engineering Tomorrow to host engineering workshops for students in grades 9 - 12 at Blue Plains. These workshops are aimed at increasing students' interest in Engineering careers after high school.

In response to Covid-19, Engineering Tomorrow has transitioned to an online learning platform.  Conference breakouts that required the use of sophisticated, often large and expensive equipment, have been redesigned into standards-based online lesson plans that encourage students to use materials that can be found at home.  All lesson plans have a corresponding “Instagram Challenge” component.  The challenge allows students to engage in a competitive intellectual and creative exercise, while also giving them a way to connect with their peers during a time of physical separation


Classroom Posters

  • Print these posters on 11x17" paper for best results


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