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Water Energy WORLD

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.

Goals

  • People understand the inextricable link between water and energy.
  • Teachers have a real-world and relevant STEM unit for instruction.

Overarching Question

Where does your water and energy supply come from and how should we manage them for the next 100 years?

Objectives

  • 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.
Day 1 - Water

Day 1 – Water

Overarching Question: Where does your water and energy supply come from and how should we manage them for the next 100 years? Water Day . Your State's Water Supply     A. Watersheds     ...
Day 2 - Energy

Day 2 – Energy

Overarching Question Where does your water and energy supply come from and how should we manage them for the next 100 years? Pre-Assessment I. Your State's Energy Supply     A. Science of Energy (PowerPoint Presentation) ...
Day 3 - Water-Energy Nexus

Day 3 – Water-Energy Nexus

Overarching Question Where does your water and energy supply come from and how should we manage them for the next 100 years? Day 3 - Water/Energy Nexus I. Engineering to Harness Energy from the Sun   ...

Contact Us

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.

Kerry Schwartz – Director of Arizona Project WET

DaNel Hogan – Director of The STEMAZing Project

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