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Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0

The award-winning, NSTA-recommended Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 continues Project WET’s dedication to 21st-century, cutting-edge water education. Correlated to the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Educational Coalition objectives, the Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 gives educators of children from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. The guide also includes numerous extensions for using the activities in Pre-K environments. Featuring 64 field-tested activities, more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, and useful appendices with information on teaching methods, assessment strategies, and more, this guide is an essential classroom tool. The guide is also an excellent resource for pre-service teachers.


Arizona Conserve Water Educators Guide

Arizona Conserve Water Educators Guide

This 350-page, full-color book provides a thorough study of Arizona water resources from a water conservation perspective. Its background section contains maps, graphs, diagrams and photos that facilitate the teaching of 15 interactive, multi-disciplinary lessons to K-12 students. In addition, 10 Arizona case studies are highlighted to provide secondary students with an in-depth opportunity to exercise their problem-solving skills, while learning about real-world water conservation solutions. Contact Project WET Arizona for a schedule of workshops centered around this book.

Awards:
Finalist, 2008 EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards (Association of Educational Publishers), Science Instruction / Teaching Resource category     


Conserve Water Educators Guide

Conserve Water Educators Guide

This comprehensive educators' guide provides teachers of middle school and high school students with a thorough 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.

Awards:
Finalist, 2001 EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards (Association of Educational Publishers)     


Discover a Watershed: The Colorado Educators Guide

Discover a Watershed: The Colorado Educators Guide

This engaging, informative Educators Guide provides detailed background information about the Colorado Watershed. Its reference section contains 25 science-based, multidisciplinary, hands-on activities that teach about hydrology, geography, geology, ecology, tribes, history, cultures, economics, management issues and resource stewardship. In addition to being internationally relevant, all activities are classroom-tested by educators from the U.S., Mexico and several tribes. Complementing a curriculum that is correlated to national science standards (U.S. and Mexican) and other disciplines, it includes easy-to-use cross-reference charts, an in-depth glossary, index and detailed watershed maps. BONUS! Includes a colorful, 26” by 38” wall map of the Colorado River Watershed showing tributaries, water management infrastructure (dams, diversions, canals, pipelines and reservoirs), cities, reservations and national parks. Water allocation and population information and color photos included.     


Discover a Watershed: The Missouri Educators Guide

Discover a Watershed: The Missouri Educators Guide

Actively engaging students with 36 science-based, multidisciplinary, hands-on activities, this award-winning educators' guide covers the Missouri Basin’s hydrology, geology, geography, tribes, settlement, cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, navigation, plant and animal species, issues, management and stewardship.

The 33-page introduction provides background information on 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.

FREE map: Included with every book is a free 26"x38" wall map of the Missouri River Watershed that shows tributaries, sub-basins, reservations and cities and precipitation and elevation data.

Awards: Winner, 2005 Independent Publisher Book Awards     


Discover a Watershed: The Watershed Manager

Discover a Watershed: The Watershed Manager

This downloadable guide contains 19 science-based, multidisciplinary activities that teach what a watershed is, how it works and why we must all consider ourselves watershed managers. An extensive background section introduces readers to fundamental watershed concepts. Each activity adapts to local watersheds, contains e-links for further Internet research and is correlated to national science standards.


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Discover Floods Educators Guide

Discover Floods Educators Guide

Now available as a Download! This valuable resource helps educators teach students about both the risks and benefits of flooding through a series of engaging, hands-on activities. Acknowledging the different roles that floods play in both natural and urban communities, the book helps young people gain a global understanding of this common--and sometimes dangerous--natural phenomena that affects hundred of millions of people around the world each year. Complementing its text are photographs that shed light on the aftermath of floods, as well as numerous illustrations to facilitate learning. Students will apply a number of problem-solving techniques to such relevant issues as how to protect yourself and your family should you live in a flood-prone area. Developed in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization. Download the activities separately: 8-4-1, One for All AfterMath Back to the Future Color Me A Watershed Incredible Journey My Hazard Map Take Action! Thunderstorm


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Healthy Water Healthy People Field Monitoring Guide

Healthy Water Healthy People Field Monitoring Guide

This 100-page manual serves as a technical reference for the Healthy Water, Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide and the Healthy Water Healthy People Testing Kits. Yielding in-depth information about ten water quality parameters, it answers questions about water quality testing using technical overviews, data interpretation guidelines, case studies, chemical formulas, testing kit activities, laboratory demonstrations and much more. The Healthy Water Healthy People Testing Kits, customized by the Hach Company, balance classroom experiences with field investigations. The testing kits range from simple test strips to high-end colorimeters that measure contaminants in parts per million.


Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide

Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide

This 200-page activity guide for educators of students in grades six through university level raises the awareness and understanding of water quality issues and their relationship to personal, public and environmental health. Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide will help educators address science standards through 25 original, interactive activities that link priority water quality topics to real-life experiences of educators and students.    


Healthy Water, Healthy Habits, Healthy People Educators Guide

Healthy Water, Healthy Habits, Healthy People Educators Guide

Clean water, proper sanitation and good hygiene form a solid foundation for a student’s health education. This activities guide is designed to enable teachers to take an active role in making a real difference in the lives of children and their families. Its 40 pages are filled with engaging ways to impart an understanding about how common water-borne and hygiene-related diseases are spread. In addition to learning how to protect their health and that of their families, students will gain a healthy respect for the important water sources on which we all depend. 

Awards: Winner, 2009 EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards (Association of Educational Publishers)

Read about this publication's prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award.


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Project WET Program 2.0 Online Refresher Course

Project WET Program 2.0 Online Refresher Course

Included with purchase:

  • Download of the Online Refresher Course
  • Copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0
  • Free access to the Project WET Water Education Portal


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In order to provide educators with flexible training opportunities, Project WET now offers an Online Refresher Course for those who have taken a Project WET workshop and would like to obtain the Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0. The course is available in both Flash and PDF formats, is self-directed and self-paced, and you can begin the course before your book arrives.

The award-winning, NSTA-recommended Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 continues Project WET’s dedication to 21st-century, cutting-edge water education. Correlated to the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Educational Coalition objectives, the Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 gives educators of children from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. The guide also includes numerous extensions for using the activities in Pre-K environments. Featuring 64 field-tested activities, more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, and useful appendices with information on teaching methods, assessment strategies, and more, this guide is an essential classroom tool.

  • Includes activities on topics such as national parks and storm water
  • Features fully revised and updated activities from the Curriculum and Activity Guide 1.0 
  • Includes the very best activities gathered from all of Project WET’s publications
  • Is suitable for educators at all levels and subjects, including pre-service teachers


Standards Correlation: The Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 has been correlated to: Common Core English Language Arts, Common Core Math and Next Generation Science Standards. The guide adheres to the National Science Standards Framework and NOAA Ocean Literacy Standards. The complete list of standards has been compiled here.

Awards: The Curriculum and Activity Guide was awarded a Gold Medal in 2013 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Education (Workbook / Resource) category

 

The National Science Teachers Association has selected this book as part of their NSTA Recommends list of books for science educators. Click here to visit NSTA Recommends.


Water and Education: General Guide for Teachers of Latin America and the Caribbean, SPANISH / Agua y Educación, ESPAÑOL

Water and Education: General Guide for Teachers of Latin America and the Caribbean, SPANISH

Agua y Educación, ESPAÑOL

Customized for a Latin American audience and translated into Spanish or Portuguese, this Educators Guide contains nine engaging, interactive activities on various water topics ranging from watersheds to sanitation and hygiene. Activities include Project WET classics such as The Blue Planet, The Incredible Journey and Sum of the Parts. This Guide is perfect for educators who live and work in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking regions as well as for volunteers or educators traveling to Latin America or the Caribbean.

Adaptado para la gente latinoamericana y traducido al español y al portugués, esta Guía de Educadores contiene nueve actividades didácticas en varios temas hídricos desde cuencas a saneamiento e higiene. Las actividades incluyen las clásicas de Proyecto WET, como El Planeta Azul, El Viaje Increíble y Suma de las Partes. Este Guía es perfecto para educadores basados en países de hablar españoles o portugueses o también para voluntarios que viajan en el extranjero.


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WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Educators Guide

WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Educators Guide

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


 


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