This year's FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is causing a lot of excitement among Project WET educators, and there's no mystery as to why: The theme is Hydro-Dynamics and the human water cycle. Here's how the organizers of the challenge describe it:
"Have you ever wondered how you get the water you use in your daily life? Whether it’s to brush your teeth, quench your thirst, cook your food, or even take a swim – all of us need water! Does it come from the ground, a river or a lake? How do you make sure it’s safe to drink, and what happens when it goes down a drain? In this season’s HYDRO DYNAMICS(SM) Robot Game, you’ll explore these questions and many more, and you’ll get to learn about the amazing engineering used to protect your most precious liquid asset – water!!"
In response to educator interest, we have developed a lesson plan to help teach about the fundamental water issues within the human water cycle. It is now available for free download from the Project WET store. We hope you'll use it and report back on how it goes. Good luck with this year's challenge!
Please note that this lesson plan is not endorsed by the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge. It is simply a tool to help educators involved in the Challenge teach students about water by using engaging and hands-on activities. For more information about the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge visit www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge.