Water Energy WORLD is a collaboration between Western Resource Advocates, Project WET, and The STEMAZing Project to develop and facilitate professional development for educators to enhance teaching about the water-energy nexus.
- People understand the inextricable link between water and energy.
- Teachers have a real-world and relevant STEM unit for instruction.
Where does your water and energy supply come from and how should we manage them for the next 100 years?
- Explore the natural and human water cycles that we rely on in our state.
- Examine the factors currently affecting the management of water.
- Explore the science of energy including forms and sources of energy.
- Examine the energy system and identify behavior over time trends within the system.
- Collect real-world data using measurement and technology.
- Analyze evidence in order to make reasoned claims.
- Identify and solve real-world problems using the engineering design process.
- Recognize the inextricable link between energy and water.
Instructional Practice Components
- Develop a shared definition of STEM education.
- Emphasize the engineering design process.
- Employ a method for thinking (Distinctions, Systems, Relationships and Perspectives) through the workshop.
- Reflect on learning each component in light of the overarching question.
- Build-in time to discuss plans for implementation, integration and/or adaptation.
The lead educators on the WE World project are listed below. Feel free to email them with questions regarding teacher professional development and/or the WE World curriculum.
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