Project WET Curriculum

 

Foster a Water Ethic

Water is one of our most important and easily accessible natural resources. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) believes that the development of a water ethic must begin at an early age. Children benefit from parents, teachers and mentors who recognize not only the scientific but also the social and cultural aspects of water resource education. Project WET is grounded in the belief that when informed, people are more likely to participate in the decision making process and make a difference through their actions.


Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide

Grades PreK-12

WET EE Guide

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The Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide 2.0 is a collection of innovative water-related activities that are hands-on, easy to use, and fun! Providing a thorough water education program, the activity guide also addresses water’s chemical and physical properties, quantity and quality issues, aquatic wildlife, ecosystems, and management strategies. Project WET activities promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills and help provide young people with the knowledge and experience they will need to make prudent decisions regarding water resource use.

 

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Educator Guides

WOW Guide

WOW! The Wonder of Wetlands

With 70 pages of useful background material followed by more than 40 cross-referenced activities, this guide is a valuable resource for K through 12 teachers. Every page is thoughtfully laid out with informative text and stunning photography, along with easy-to-read sidebars, maps, and illustrations. Activities are neatly organized into five sections: wetlands definitions, wetland plants and animals, water quality and supply issues, and soils and people. The appendix also provides instructions for planning and developing schoolyard wetland habitat.

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Watershed Guide

Discover a Watershed:  The Missouri River

Actively engaging students with 36 science-based, multi-disciplinary, hands-on activities, this Guide is an award-winning learning tool covering the Missouri Basin’s hydrology, geology, geography, tribes, settlement, cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, navigation, plant and animal species, issues, management and stewardship. Its 33-page introduction provides background information about the history and current life of the basin. Further illustrating the watershed’s diverse places, peoples and perspectives is its “Pearls and Voices” section. Other unique features include correlations to national standards in the sciences and other disciplines and an in-depth glossary and index.

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Healthy Water Healthy People

Healthy Water, Healthy People

The need to make the complex topic of water quality meaningful and relevant in the classroom has become increasingly apparent.  In response, Project WET has teamed up with the Hach Scientific Foundation to develop Healthy Water Healthy People, a project meant to bridge classroom understanding of water quality field experiences.  Teachers can utilize this guide to promote stewardship of water resources by educating students about the relationship between water quality and human and environmental health.  Targeting teachers and students in grades six through 12, the Healthy Water, Healthy People program is effective because it uses innovative, interactive activities and materials and demonstrates critical water quality topics in simple, understandable ways.

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Conserve Water

Conserve Water

This award-winning guide provides teachers of middle school and high school students with a comprehensive overview of water conservation, along with background information that serves as a hydrologic primer. Past, present and future water conservation issues are also covered, which are illustrated by case studies ranging from a rancher in west Texas to an ice cream factory in Massachusetts. By using real-life examples, students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills to examine different sides of each situation.

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Kids In Discovery Activity Booklets

Ages 8 -12

KIDs Booklets

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The Kids In Discovery series of over 30 fully-illustrated activity booklets gives kids a fun introduction to various water topics through creative investigations, demonstrations, experiments, games, and stories.  Titles include Discover Floods, Every Drop Counts, and Explore Oceans.  These informative and inexpensive booklets do not require a training workshop and make great stand-alone activities.  They also work well as a complement to classroom curriculum and serve as excellent supplements to Project WET's educator guides.

Project WET Children's Story Books

  

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