Conserving Water In The Dessert

Conserving Water in the Desert,” provides information and activities for students to explore the water resources in Utah and the Western United States. In addition, it is the intent of this program to raise awareness about the limited availability of water in our desert climate and to encourage water conservation. The lessons focus on basic water science, the sources and availability of water for human use,
some of the issues surrounding human water consumption, the importance of plants in the quality of our water, and how individual citizens can become stewards of this precious resource.
Botany Bins are resource kits equipped with lesson plans, touchable specimens, posters, magnifying lenses, flower presses, and reproducible materials to be used in classrooms. The Botany Bin program is provided for free to Utah public school teachers state-wide. All Botany Bins align with Utah State Core Curriculum standards.
  • Videos
    • Bill Nye:Water Cycle
    • Utah's Uncertain Water Future
  • Books
    • American Wetlands: Guide to Plants and Animals
    • Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
    • Magic School Bus Wet All Over
    • Near One Cattail
    • One Well: The Story of Water On Earth
    • Our World of Water: Children & Water Around the World
    • Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food
    • Sources Of Water
    • The Water Cycle
    • The Water Cycle: Evaporation, Condensation, and Erosion
    • The Water Hole
    • Why Should I Save Water?
  • Curriculum Materials
    • Lesson Plan Builder
    • Project Wet: Curriculum and Activity Guide
  • Supplies
    • Beakers - 10
    • Digital Scale