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Down the Drain: How Much Water Do You Use? DLESE Reviewed Collection
This Internet-based collaborative project will allow students to share information about water usage with other students from around the country and the world. Based on data collected by their household members and their classmates, students will determine the average amount of water used by one person in a day. They will compare this to the average amount of water used per person per day in other parts of the world. After collecting data and calculating the results, students will develop a hypothesis, make a prediction, do the experiment, and communicate their results. The site offers project information, project instructions, a project data section, a student area, a teacher area, reference material and online help.
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 2000 Stevens Institute of Technology, Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-109
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:
Principal Investigator: Mercedes McKay
Stevens Institute for Technology - CIESE