Project WET has an exciting week ahead! World Water Day is on Thursday, March 22nd, and Astronaut and Project WET volunteer board member Ricky Arnold is scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, March 21st. We're also launching our newest children's activity booklet, Water, Agriculture & Food!
Here's the scoop on our stellar, interstellar World Water Day offerings:
The Out of this World Water Use Challenge is a fun and interactive digital activity for ages eight and up. Learn about your personal water use, how much you can save each day and compare that to how much water an astronaut uses in a day! Project WET will tally a running total of gallons of water saved by you and people all over the world.
The free Out of this World Lesson Plan contains suggestions on how to use 15 of Project WET’s award-winning activities to relate to the ISS. There is something for all levels from K-12 including standards correlations, NASA videos and resources and digital games to review learning. Several of the activities listed in the lesson plan are available for immediate download on the Project WET Store. Other activities are found only in the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, available to educators who have completed a workshop with a local Project WET partner. Contact your local Project WET Coordinator for information on workshops near you.
Ricky launches at 11:44 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st, in Kazakhstan. That is 1:44 p.m. EDT. You can watch the launch live on NASA TV!
The highly anticipated Water, Agriculture & Food children's activity booklet is available on World Water Day, and in honor of the day, the PDF download will be FREE! After Thursday the cost for the digital download is $0.99. The printed version (which is available now for preorder, with delivery in late April) is $1.25.