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ERIC Number: EJ769655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Dirty Water Challenge
Walker, Mark; Kremer, Angelika; Schluter, Kirsten
Science and Children, v44 n9 p26-29 Jul 2007
"The Dirty Water Challenge" is a fun activity that teaches children about their environment in an engaging and practical way. Inquiry is embedded within the practical--students have to design, plan, and then build their own design of water filter. Students are exposed to important concepts from a variety of scientific disciplines, including how the water cycle works (geology, meteorology) and the principles behind water filtering (physics, chemistry). This method has been successfully used during units on the water cycle and pollution to teach elementary and lower middle-school classes in an inquiry-based way. (Contains 1 figure, 1 resource and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A