This is a super simple, easy to follow way for your students to log their water usage for five days. Your students can use tally marks in the blank boxes to mark each time they drink a glass of water, brush their teeth, etc. In the boxes with blanks for minutes and seconds, students can just roughly mark their time. They do not have to be exact! I also included a space where students can add other ways that they used water if it is not included.
I love using this for my students’ writing! After five days of logging, we talked about how much water we actually use daily. My students were amazed at how much water they actually used! We then wrote a story about water usage and the ways we can conserve water. This took some research, so we brainstormed first, then spent a day researching. This is such an easy tie in with science. We learned about the water cycle, where water comes from, etc and talked about how animals use water and the importance to our lives.
After completing the water journal, we compared how much water we and other people in America used to other countries. The amount is very significant. Students were shocked at the huge difference! This is a great way to get students to think about water conservation!
Print the pages and put them in this order; Back and Front, frequently asked questions and page 5, Day 4 and Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. Then turn the FAQs/page 5, and Day 2/Day 3 around still facing up. Copy front and back!