STEAM CURRICULUM - KNOW YOUR H2O


STEAM LESSONS & PROJECTS

  • Water Molecule Ornaments
  • Bubble Wands
  • Goldilocks Planet Project
  • Lava Lamps
  • Water Constellations
  • LED Water Cycle Box
  • Oil & Salt Watercolors
  • Crystal Sculptures
  • Shaduf Project
  • Archimedes Screw
  • Blow & Go Boats
  • Hero's STEAM Engines
  • Water Filtration Experiment
  • World Water Mobiles
  • River Stories Accordion Book
  • Colorado River Digital Story
  • Colorado River Mural
  • Solar Stills
  • Tie Dye Origins Project
  • Felted Cloud Tapestries
  • Endangered Water Creatures Soft Sculpture
  • Ocean Thumb Puppets
  • Ocean Totems
  • Water Creature Prints
  • Alien Water Detectives

Extension Resources

 

Water...our most precious resource. Yet it is so easy to take for granted in our modern world. But there are billions of people that still struggle each day to acquire fresh water for their basic needs. In the 21st century, water accessibility and management are increasingly critical concerns. Know You H2O is a robust and holistic curriculum intended to hone learner's understanding and relationship with water in the context of global issues.

Through scaffolded STEAM and Maker experiences, students investigate water from a scientific, engineering, historical, cultural and environmental perceptive. Students explore the water cycle and
properties of water through experimentation. They contemplate the origins of water through space science topics while investigating Earth's special position as the "Goldilocks Planet." They search for evidence of water in our solar system and explore the role of liquid water on our living planet through interactions with Earth's systems. They contemplate water from a historical perspective and it's role in ancient societies while also experimenting with ancient water technologies that greatly propelled human invention. Through the lens of sustainability, learners become water detectives, investigating fresh water on our blue planet and associated water consumption and management topics. They delve into how our relationship with water also connects to environmental and ecological concerns while synthesizing their knowledge in a group projects. Students explore the story of rivers - Earth's circulatory system. And our Colorado students engage in several collaborative project, Colorado River Digital Story, celebrating our county's most endangered waterway.