Elementary school activity sets
People have been flushing toilets for over 150 years, but how do they really work? Find out with this simple experiment.
Investigate how potentially fatal diseases like cholera are spread, using both mathematical and scientific skills.
Find out how water is stored underground and how it can be pumped to the surface - a simple experiment using soil, pebbles and water.
Drain a sink. Flush a toilet. Water a lawn. Find out where it goes next as you follow the cycle of water.
See for yourself how germs are spread. And find out how we can stop it happening through simple handwashing.
Build a model of natural mountainous terrain and predict how water will behave when it "rains" upon this landscape.
These education materials are designed to complement teacher’s curriculums and offer fun, inquiry-based ways to raise students’ awareness about water, sanitation and hygiene issues around the world.
All the modules in this section were written for WaterAid by Michael DiSpezio who was called "one of the world's most entertaining science educators" by the National Geographic Society. A former research biologist, DiSpezio has hosted over 30 live television broadcasts and has authored dozens of trade publications and coauthored numerous science textbooks.
Photo: WaterAid/Layton Thompson