Arizona Project WET wants to partner with you to incorporate real world, relevancy that helps make standards-based learning engaging, interesting, and action-oriented for Arizona students at all grade levels. We know that sense-making is a conceptual process, and we use models and facilitated sessions that help students construct logical and coherent explanations of their learning. Curriculum units, teacher professional development, facilitated sessions for your students, field days, and instructional resources are all available to you.
Curriculum Units and Lessons
Water Scene Investigation
Project based learning lessons have students acting to save water at home and at school.
Three curriculum units bring Arizona-specific content in to standards based instruction for upper grades.
Arizona Water Festivals
Curriculum unit and festival eventfully cover 2 of the 11 science standards at fourth grade level.
Lessons for all grade levels drive learning through model exploration, both virtual and physical, of the groundwater system.
DISCOVER WATER IN YOUR WORLD
Discover water in Arizona through place-based videos, engaging online activities, and geo-located photos. Become a citizen scientist and help your community become more resilient to climate change and severe drought. Find tools and resources to share your observations from the natural world.
Resources and Tools
Check out what students are doing with Arizona Project WET!
Create Your Own Video
View short video clips about water in the west. Find a topic that you’re interested in. Assemble the clips, reorder them and put together a mini documentary on that topic. Share the mini documentary with your friends!
Make your own documentary on water in the West with professional video clips you stack together.
Citizen Science Tools
Interested in something? These apps can be used to collect, store and share data. And best of all, the data you collect goes into a larger database that scientists use to solve problems!
Explore and share observations from the natural world.
Droughts are getting more severe. Tell us how that's impacting your community.
DEVELOP YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS!
The intricacies of Arizona’s interconnected water resources and their importance to our lives in Arizona are unequivocal. Learn about Arizona’s water supplies by booking a speaker, ordering books, or taking an online academy. You have to be aware to care!
Fun Family Activities
Home Water Audit
Families act to save water through water audits and the installation of water efficient technologies. Students working at home are welcome to contact us for a “Home Water Audit” kit. Learning about and adopting water saving behaviors is also an option available for families.
Build Your Own Basin (BYOB)
Families design rain basins to be built at their homes. BYOB kits include: a tree, shrubs, native grass, and mulch and are delivered to the site in participating cities. Families agree to install and maintain the plants in a small basin at their home. This is a rainwater harvesting system starter kit! The kit will also contain a rain gauge and protocol plan for monitoring your basin to share with the BYOB community.