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2018 Water Jamboree Activities

Water Filters Activity

Bubbleology: Students will study the science of bubbles and use bubbles as tools to learn about the recreational value of water.

Water Rockets: Demonstrate Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion: “The action of one body (or force) on another produces an equal but opposite reaction.”

Water Filters: Students design and test hypotheses for cleaning water by making filters.

Weather Fun in the Sun...or Rain: Explore the fascinating world of weather by participating in a weather-related scavenger hunt.

Fur as a Renewable Resource: Students will see different local furs and learn the concept of a renewable resource.

Water Safety: Discussion of safe boating procedures and water rescue.

The Incredible Journey: With the roll of a die, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.

Stream Table: The Stream Table shows students how flowing water can affect the land by causing erosion and sedimentation. It can also demonstrate the interaction between ground water and surface water.

Evolution of Irrigation: Interactive irrigation methods are presented. The history of irrigation is taught with a focus on several key terms and principles.

Water Jeopardy: An exciting and stimulating game similar to the popular TV show Jeopardy. Students respond to questions relating to different areas of water knowledge and are rewarded with varying amounts of water for correct answers to determine the winning team.

History of the Harlan County Dam: Discover the history of the Harlan County Dam.

Groundwater Model: A large scale water model will be utilized to enhance the knowledge and understanding of ground and surface water management. Students will gain awareness of Nebraska's water balance and understanding of Nebraska's water resources.

Aquatic Life: Learn fish identification and wildlife/marine habitats, as well as the cycle of life in ponds, lakes and streams. Hands-on activity opportunity for students.

Fish Olympics: A game of tag that will teach students about water pollution and its effects on fish.


Water Carnival Activities:

Face Painting: Get into the spirit and have your face painted!

Water Wheel of Fortune: Participants spin the wheel and answer questions related to water conservation and water management issues.

Hand Washing: Germs! Germs! Germs! Learn why hand washing is so important and the proper techniques.

Fishing Fun: Students will get the opportunity to practice their casting skills.

Watershed Wonders: Students will learn what a watershed is and why they are important.

Pollinators: Learn about the importance of pollinators!

Farmers Think Water Conservation: Milo/Sorghum and water efficiency.