Join us in celebrating tap water May 6

take a drink from your local public drinking fountain

Curriculum

Human Sustainability – HS – ESS3

Next Generation Science Standards Alignment

Please open and print the following curriculum guide PDF:

TapWaterHighSchoolUnit

 

Instructional Resources will include and/or supplement work from these organizations, among others.

http://www.californiaeei.org/  (Liquid Gold Unit)

http://waterinschools.org/pdfs/WaterWorksGuide2014.pdf

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/water-availability-us/?ar_a=1

Organizations

http://www.nrdc.org/

http://www.nrdc.org/water/california-water-systems/default.asp#san-francisco-bay-delta

https://lawaterkeeper.org/

http://savethedropla.org/

http://www.rcac.org/agua4all

http://www.algalita.org/

 

http://bewatersmart.info/

http://pioneers-for-change.com/

http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/whats-in-yourwater.php

http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/whatsinyourwater/CA/Los-Angeles-Department-of-Water-and-Power/1910067/

http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/pws/index.cfm

http://tenstrands.org/

http://www.washadvocates.org/

http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

http://defendingwater.net/california/category/features-ca/

http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/think-outside-bottle

http://wearemichigan.com/WorldWaterWars/UnitedStates/California/index.htm

 

Education

http://www.californiaeei.org/

http://waterinschools.org/pdfs/WaterWorksGuide2014.pdf

http://wd.northwestern.edu/curriculum/

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/water-availability-us/?ar_a=1

List of all Nat Geo units on water

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/teachers_9-12.cfm

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/teachers_4-8.cfm

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/teachers_k-3.cfm

http://teachingrocks.ca/ban-the-bottle/

http://tenstrands.org/initiatives/environmental-learning-collaborative/

http://www.watereducation.org/

http://energy.gov/eere/education/downloads/wonders-water-14-activities

http://www.need.org/files/curriculum/guides/Wonders%20of%20Water%20Teacher.pdf

http://education.nationalgeographic.co.uk/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/recycleforhampshire/rfh-what-happens/rfh-plasticbottles.htm

http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/

http://education.nationalgeographic.co.uk/education/activity/how-people-affect-ocean-animals-and-plants/?ar_a=1

The Story of Drinking Water – Teacher and Activity Guide

Science NetLinks

  • TED-ED lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-earth-s-water-come-from-zachary-metz

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happens-to-the-plastic-you-throw-away-emma-bryce

Legal/Education

http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cd/iqc2015goals.asp

http://ceowatermandate.org/

Standards – NGSS, CCSS

http://www.californiaeei.org/curriculum/correlations/nextgenscience/

http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/ngssintrod.asp

 

Video

http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-bottled-water/

http://www.ted.com/talks/dianna_cohen_tough_truths_about_plastic_pollution?language=en

http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_biddle?language=en

Where did water come from? (TED-ED)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwtO04EXgUE

What really happens to the plastic you throw away? (TED-ED)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6xlNyWPpB8

The seas of plastic (TED-ED)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E001cLccZvY

Nurdles bent on world domination (TED-ED)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpVpJsDjWj8

The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of  Water (Surfrider Foundation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPDvhJXYCWw

What if you stopped drinking water? (ASAP science)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCheAcpFkL8

Water: Who Needs It (calwater)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l67HwLegDLE

Videos to purchase/rent

Modern Marvels: City Water

Tapped

When the Tap Water Runs Dry

curriculum guide

The Story of Bottled Water

Facts About the Bottled Water Industry

The Human Right to Water

For kids

  • Project Wet online games

http://www.discoverwater.org/water-cycle/

http://www.projectwet.org/play

  • EPA and Nat Geo

http://www.epa.gov/watersense/kids/index.html

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/kids_k-3.cfm

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/kids_4-8.cfm

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/kids_9-12.cfm

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/watertreatmentplant_index.cfm

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/?ar_a=1

 

Articles

http://www.businessinsider.com/americans-are-drinking-more-tap-water-2015-4

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/6/more-than-1-million-californians-lack-clean-water.html

http://pacinst.org/publication/bottled-water-and-energy-a-fact-sheet/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pioneers-for-change/the-mission-to-make-drink_b_6945500.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2015/02/150202-energy-news-renewable-salt-water-drought/

http://augustafreepress.com/dont-let-complex-language-keep-you-from-drinking-tap-water-researchers/

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/14/bottled_water_is_a_scam_pepsico_coca_cola_and_the_beverage_industrys_greatest_con_partner/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-contents?rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=2015012_invitation_ro_all#

http://www.revealnews.org/article/californias-biggest-water-users-are-secret-to-shield-tech-executives/

http://graphics.latimes.com/food-water-footprint/

 

Book recommendations

Elementary

A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley

Down the Drain: Conserving Water by Anita Ganeri and Chris Oxlade

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss

MIddle/High School

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

Plastic Ocean by Charles Moore

NSTA recommended books

Photography

Edward Burtynsky’s book of water images

 

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