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Down the Drain: How Much Water Do You Use? DLESE Reviewed Collection
This online collaborative project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program, which has developed internet activities for the elementary, middle, and high school level student. Based on data collected by their household members and their classmates, students determine the average amount of water used by one person in a day. They compare this to the average amount of water used per person per day in other parts of the world. The project provides instructions, information, reference materials, online help, and a teacher area for help and ideas.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, 2001 Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, All Rights Reserved. The Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology, Copyright Owner, provides the information on this server to anyone, but retains copyright on all text and graphic images.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-635
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Types of resources
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education
http://www.k12science.org/index.html

Contact: Mercedes McKay
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education