Afterschool Pathway: Follow That Water!
In "Follow That Water!," kids see how water moves through a landscape, and how people affect aquatic ecosystems. This pathway was designed as a sequence that pairs together a PLUM LANDING animation and a related hands-on activity with several extension ideas, providing approximately one hour of programming.
Start out by having kids watch River Rollercoaster, a video showing how water moves through a landscape and carries things with it. Talk about the associated "Conversation Starters," then complete the related hands-on activity Build A Watershed. If time permits, wrap up your day by completing one or more of the "Explore Some More" activities listed with both the video and activity.