CreositySpace Water Watchers Curriculum Unit Kit
- Grades:‚ 3-5
- Number of Students: 30
Where does our drinking water come from?
Having access to clean drinking water is a basic need for every living creature, but for so many people knowing if they'll have clean drinking water each day is far from certain. That's where Huda and her team at PV Pure comes in. Learn how they are working to make flexible small scale water purification plants that can be used in rural and hard to reach communities around the world. These plants don't need a lot of infrastructure or expertise to run and have the potential to change millions of lives around the world. Using the question of where our drinking water comes from as overarching phenomenon, students will explore the various aspects of purification, water availability, weather, and engineering as they ask themselves:‚ "How can we provide safe drinking water to rural and hard to reach communities?"
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The Water Watchers Curriculum Kit includes:
- Educator Guide (1)
My STEM Stories Notebooks (30)
- My STEM Explorer Notes Notebooks (30)
- Timelines Sheets (1 set)
- Introductory Investigation Data Recording Sheets (30)
- Video presentation and FireSci Chat (~10 min) by Huda as she discusses the technology, business and shares her personal story on why working to provide clean drinking water to communities around the world is so important to her.
- Video tutorial for the water filtration investigations.
- Unlimited 12-month access to digital resources including all printed and video materials.
- Unlimited technical support from CreositySpace - their scientists and engineers are available to help with any questions you might have.
- Modified Containers
- Activated Carbon (granular)
- Paper Filters
- Commercial Filter
- pH Paper
- Separation Strategies Kits
- Bar Magnets
- You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without!) by Roger Canavan (Author), David Antram (Illustrator)
- National Geographic Readers: Water by Melissa Stewart
- Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move (National Geographic Kids) by Elizabeth Carney
The Educator Guide contains:
- Topic introduction and background to give you additional context.
- Lesson planning tools and suggested pacing guides with built-in flexibility so that you can adjust as required to fit your students' needs.‚
- Cross-curricular lesson ideas to help you bring science content into ELA, math, social studies, and art.
- Detailed activity instructions and parts lists.
Additional materials required but not included:
- Contaminants (dirt, oil, vinegar, garbage, food coloring)
- Large Jug for Contaminated Water
- Clean and Contaminated water containers (20)
- Larger Mixing Container