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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

There's A Watershed In My Backyard

Lesson Plan
Students will connect to information about conservation and protection of natural resources. They will understand how each person in a watershed – all of us – can work together to protect the quality and quantity of water for our use.

Suggested Grade Level

5th - 6th


Activity 1: 20 minutes
Activity 2: 10 minutes preparation + 20 minutes
Activity 3: 15 minutes preparation + 40 minutes
Activity 4: 20 minutes


Physical Science, Life Science, Geography


  1. Students will learn the definition of a watershed.
  2. Students will learn how water moves in a watershed.
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