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!
CLIMATE, WATER AND RESILIENCE EDUCATOR GUIDE
Climate, Water and Resilience helps educators teach middle and high school students about climate
and climate change using interactive, objective, science-based activities that students will enjoy.
Unlike other Project WET publications, the activities in this guide are meant to be taught in sequential
order. Each lesson is a stand-alone activity and can be taught modularly; however, information from
the first activity will help students to understand the second activity, which will then help them to understand
the third activity, and so on.
Project WET requires that educators attend a local workshop to learn the science of climate change and
how to localize these lessons for a place-based focus. For more information, contact your local Coordinator
or Project WET headquarters.
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.
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE RESOURCES
Explore our free water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) resources including training and educator guides from the Clean and Conserve program (U.S. audiences) and our international WASH programs.
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.
PRE-K ACTIVITY ON WATER PROPERTIES
Explore the properties of water with pre-school children.
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!
GET WET! HOME WATER LESSON: A DROP IN THE BUCKET
Upper elementary and middle school lesson on the availability of water on Earth
GET WET! HOME WATER LESSON: H2OLYMPICS
Upper elementary and middle school lesson that teaches cohesion, adhesion and surface tension.
HOUSE OF SEASONS: PRE-K LESSON
Teach pre-school aged children about water in different seasons while doing a fun art project.
Project WET has made several of its award-winning activities available free of charge to parents and educators during this time to ensure everyone has resources to continue our children's education.
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.