HOME AND DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES
In March 2020 COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) forced school closures for the foreseeable future and canceled professional development training for teachers. Project WET wants to ensure that water education continues for people of all ages, and so we have created a suite of free and discounted resources that educators, parents, and children can use to learn about water while meeting standards in math, language arts, science, and even fine arts. We hope this helps educators and students continue learning and exploring during this pandemic.
Note that we will be updating this page regularly with new resources and tips. Please check back weekly to view Project WET resources!
Check out the results of our survey of teachers about distance learning during COVID-19!
Water touches every aspect of our lives—the cells in our bodies, the food we eat, the recreational activities that we enjoy, the weather and much more! DiscoverWater.org is a self-directed educational resource about different water topics—ranging from global to personal perspective—which together reflect many of the complex and important roles of water in our lives. DiscoverWater.org is designed for use by children ages 7-12 and for educators and parents of this age group, both in and out of a classroom setting. Although targeted for tweens, learners of all ages enjoy playing games on DiscoverWater.org!
EDUCATOR ONLINE TRAININGS
Professional development should not stop just because we cannot meet face-to-face! Below are some options for educators to receive continuing education units (CEUs) and learn how water relates to ALL subjects!
PROJECT WET CURRICULUM AND ACTIVITY GUIDE 2.0
Unable to attend an in-person Project WET workshop to get certified in the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0? No problem! We offer an online certification. Work with your local Project WET Coordinator to take this training.
Project WET has developed Get WET! Home Water Lessons that can be used for out of class assignments, distance learning or home schooling. These hands on activities allow students to explore various topics of water with materials found at home and meet NGSS and Common Core State Standards.
GET WET! HOME WATER LESSON: SEEING WATERSHEDS
Upper elementary and middle school lesson that teaches the definition of
GET WET! HOME WATER LESSON: A PLUME PROBLEM (aka A GRAVE MISTAKE)
Middle and high school lesson that requires students to find the source of an arsenic plume.
GET WET! HOME WATER LESSON: H2OLYMPICS
Upper elementary and middle school lesson that teaches cohesion, adhesion and surface tension.
GET WET! HOME WATER LESSON: A DROP IN THE BUCKET
Upper elementary and middle school lesson on the availability of water on Earth
AND HYGIENE RESOURCES
Discuss healthy hygiene and healthy communities with early learners.
STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOKLETS
In addition to hands-on activities to teach about water, Project WET offers over 70 titles of student activity booklets. Targeted for children ages 8-12, these colorful and interactive booklets allow
children to work independently or with a parent/educator. Although the target age is 8-12,
younger children may like to have these booklets read to them and older students
(even adults!) may find they learn something new!
We have both print and PDF options, so you can choose what is best for your needs.
WATER FOR YOU AND ME! EARLY CHILDHOOD STORYBOOK
For younger learners, Project WET offers Water for YOU and ME!, a storybook with suggested activities to learn and observe water properties. It is designed for use by early childhood educators, parents, grandparents and anyone else who wants to help young children understand the importance of water to life and its use in keeping people healthy. This book is appropriate for ages 3-6.