The Clean Water Challenge connects science content to current events, local environmental issues, and citizen action. Relevance in the science classroom is critical, important, and innovative.
Students engage in a meaningful challenge to clean a sample of water in order to apply knowledge of mixtures and solubility. Some students model waste water, some model drinking water, and others model storm water. I want students to learn that they have the science knowledge to complete a challenge, to protect water quality, and to make a difference in their local and global community. Working collaboratively with my colleagues has been a source of joy and success for all involved.
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