This is a project-based learning activity that will give students an opportunity to do gain some real world experiences. The project is a water quality activity that will be divided into two phases: phase one will allow students in 4 or 5 world locations to evaluate how their communities maintain a high level of water quality and compare the results with each other. In phase two of the project the schools will adopt a village that does not have clean water available to them and offer solutions on how to create clean water for human use.
To start the project, students will be divided into groups and each group will study the local, state, and international issues surrounding the cleaning of water for a particular region of the world. This includes what is currently being done to insure that the water is safe and/or what improvements could be made to enhance water quality. Each group will then compare their statistics or data and make recommendations as to what is being done or what can be done to insure the highest level of water quality. Students will then present their results to each other and, finally, to water quality experts in their area. This phase of the project will use schools in Nevada, Canada, and Italy to create an exciting global network for this PBL program.
In phase two of the project students will study villages that do not have clean water. They will then choose a village and design/implement a plan for improvement The final part of this phase is to have the students present their ideas to appropriate officials or groups for action.
Does anything need to be done to improve the water quality in our local, national, and global community?
Secondary question will be:
“What factors determine the quality of water in various global locations?”
Students will be divided into the following groups to answer these questions:
(a) Governmental policies, (b) health regulations, (c) economic realities, (d) water-related diseases, (e) plants & animals in each location, (f) food supplies, (g) water filtration systems (man-made and natural.
If your school would like to take part then email firstname.lastname@example.org