What’s in that H20? (Quantity)

Rubber Boots

At the What’s in that H2O? (Quantity) station, students enter the creek and collect data to determine its rate of flow and connect water dynamics with water quality and overall stream integrity.

NGSS: HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6, HS-LS4-5, HS-ESS2-5, HS-ESS3-1

WA SCIENCE Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3,2.1, 2. 3.1


Measuring stream to calculate stream flow velocity



Students will be able to:

  • Describe the hydrologic cycle
  • Test the flow of the local stream
  • Identify human activities and natural phenomena
    that impact water quantity


  • Hydrologic cycle
  • The connection of water quantity to stream health
  • Human actions that influence water quantity
  • Ecology

Classroom Materials

Classroom Pre-work Activities:

Magnifying Glass

Field Day Materials


“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”- Hal Boyle

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