Educational Capsules

These are Science SOL based Conservation Capsules that can be reserved for your classroom. The capsules are designed for Pre-k through 6th grade students.


Common Water

SOL Correlations: K.2, 1.5, 2.5

Students will:

Illustrate how multiple users of water resources can affect water quality and quantity.

Examine the complexities of providing water for all water users.

The Long Haul

SOL Correlations: K.2, K.10, K.11, 3.9

Students will:

Develop an awareness of various volumes of water.

Appreciate the readily available water supplies in the developed world.

Understand how easy access to water can encourage people to use large amounts of water.

Water Contaminants

SOL Correlations: K.1, K.4, K.5, 1.8

Students will:

Understand that water flows downhill.

Identify factors that affect air and water quality.

The Incredible Journey

SOL Correlations: 3.9, 6.9, ES 9

Students will:

Describe movement of water within the water cycle and understand that energy from the sun helps drive the water cycle.

Identify the states of water as it moves through the water cycle.

Storm Water

SOL Correlations: 5.1, 6.1, 6.5, 6.7

Students will:

Identify dependent and independent variables as well as the constants of the activity.

Collect, record, and analyze data through measurements.

Conservation Jeopardy

SOL Correlations: 3.4 – 3.7, 3.9 – 3.11, 5.7, 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, 6.9

Students will:

Identify dependent and independent variables as well as the constants of the activity.

Collect, record, and analyze data through measurements.

Erosion Simulator

SOL Correlations: K.5, 1.4, 2.7 – 2.8, 4.1, 4.9, 5.1, 6.5, 6.7

Students will:

Realize plants need air, water, and sunlight to grow.

Visually see erosion of soil particles.

Understand the importance of protecting and maintaining water resources.

Your Virginia Watershed

SOL Correlations: 6.5, 6.7

Students will:

Understand the importance of protecting and maintaining water resources.

Investigate and understand natural processes and human interactions that affect watershed systems. Key concepts include:

  • the location and structure of Virginia’s regional watershed systems
  • tributaries, wetlands, and estuaries

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