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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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There’s a Watershed in my Backyard

Students will connect to information about conservation and protection of natural resources. They will understand how each person in a watershed – all of us – can work together to protect the quality and quantity of water for our use.

Suggested Grade Level: 5th-6th


Activity 1: 20 minutes

Activity 2: 10 minutes preparation + 20 minutes

Activity 3: 15 minutes preparation + 40 minutes

Activity 4: 20 minutes

Subjects: Physical Science, Life Science, Geography


  1. Students will learn the definition of a watershed.

  2. Students will learn how water moves in a watershed.

Supporting Kids Connection Magazines: Water

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Water OverviewStreams & RiversPonds & LakesAquifers