The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 is the cornerstone of the Arizona Project WET program and a must-have for Arizona educators. Correlated to Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the STEM Education Coalition objectives, each lesson follows a structured Activity Format that is designed to engage student learning using the constructivist theory for learning. Each lesson includes connections that provide relevance and rationality to the students for learning the content, background information to help teachers elaborate student learning, and step-by-step directions of the interactive activity that will guide students’ exploration of a new concept. Each lesson also provides resources that can be used to elaborate and extend student learning as well as assessment strategies and activities.
Key Content Addressed:
- Physical and chemical properties of water
- Water’s connection to life’s existence
- Water on the earth system and the hydrologic cycle
- Water as limited natural resources
- Water resources management
- Role of people’s beliefs and values in water management and practices
- Role of culture in differing views towards water
The relevance of the Curriculum Guide's content to students' everyday lives helps to engage students, while the researched-based methodology of each lesson's framework empowers students with the knowledge and skills they'll need to design solutions for the future.