Stormwater Lessons for Kids
The Pacific Education Institute along with formal educators, cities, and nonprofits throughout Washington worked together to create excellent stormwater curriculum that meets next generation standards. It incorporates locally relevant videos, illustrations, content, and mapping. You can get all of these materials FREE on our Puget Sound Starts Here website.
Below are some stormwater activities students can try at home.
Build a Watershed Model
This simple but fascinating activity involves water, markers, and a spray bottle. Learn how a watershed functions and how it's affected by everything surrounding it.
Calculate Your Stormwater Runoff
Students can try this at-home activity to learn more about stormwater and calculate your annual stormwater runoff.
Explore the Surface
Here's an easy experiment students can do to help understand the difference between permeable and impervious surfaces.
Learn at Home
Looking for some at-home learning activities for students? Nature Vision developed a series of stormwater science packets for K-12 students to be able to learn whether inside or outside of the classroom.
Sink or Swim
This activity helps demonstrate what happens when detergents and other kinds of soap get into our streams.
Water Quality Testing
Sno-King Watershed Council's partners at Nature Vision, Inc. and Cascade Water Alliance made some educational videos showing Global Water Watch's water quality monitoring techniques. Check them out!
What's a Watershed?
Did you know that we all live in a watershed? It's true! No matter where you live, you live in a watershed. That’s because everywhere rain falls or water flows over the land is part of a watershed.
Drain Rangers Videos
Check out this creative video about engineering solutions for dirty stormwater runoff. It's so good, it won an award for best STEAM entry at the 2018 New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA! This is an annual event that "celebrates the interactivity of new technologies and formats for media and cinema with global consciousness."