Community Action Project: Water Pollution

Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Community Action Project: Water Pollution
Standards
NGSSHS-ETS1-1
NGSSHS-ETS1-3
NGSSHS-LS2-7
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This is a student-led project-based learning experience on issues related to water pollution.

Students will explore water pollution issues in the local or global community, research one specific issue, design an action plan, and act on it. This is the service-learning aspect of this project. Examples of specific issues include ocean plastics, acidification, bioaccumulation, drinking water issues, etc. The goal is to make a positive, long-term impact on the community. It's an awesome mix of service-learning, problem-based learning, and project-based learning. This product includes all of the guiding materials necessary to accomplish such an important learning experience.

Community action projects could easily be aligned to standards and incorporated into a specific subject. Projects should be expected to take anywhere from 2-6 weeks. The range is wide because it depends on how much classroom time you dedicate to the projects, which brainstorming activities you implement, skill level, age level, etc.

Community action projects result in meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for self-reflection and growth. They teach important social-emotional skills such as empathy and self-reliance.  They help students build important life and career skills such as collaboration and problem-solving. Most importantly, community action projects give students the tools to make a positive impact on the community long after they have completed the project, finished the class, or graduated from school.

Product Includes:

  • Teacher guide
  • Project topic brainstorming activities
  • Brainstorming activity supplemental materials
  • Two project proposal templates (1 - research the issue, 2- take action)
  • Exploring solutions brainstorming guide
  • Rubric 1: teacher-created rubric for project part 1 - researching the issue
  • Rubric 2: student-generated rubric template for project part 2 - taking action
  • Category and levels of mastery word banks for student-generated rubrics
  • Daily check-in form
  • Project reflection guide sheet

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NGSSHS-ETS1-1
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
NGSSHS-ETS1-3
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
NGSSHS-LS2-7
Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity. Examples of human activities can include urbanization, building dams, and dissemination of invasive species.
Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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