Water Conservation Data Jam

Middle and High School Data Challenge


The Asombro Institute for Science Education’s Water Conservation Data Jam is a 2.5-year project designed to increase students’ environmental literacy and ability to turn knowledge into action that benefits the environment.


The project began as a five-lesson, in-class module. Due to school closures in March 2020, we redesigned the project for online delivery through Google Drive, Google Classroom, or Canvas.


With the help of a supporting teacher students can participate in this lesson series in-class or online. Students will make sense of regionally-relevant datasets about water and then communicate the data to nonscientists through creative projects (e.g., poems, physical models, games) that highlight the need for water conservation and actions that they and others can take to become stewards of our water resources.


Teachers, sign up to conduct the Online Water Conservation Data Jam with your students by contacting Program Leader, Emilia Linley, emilia@asombro.org.



Watch this video to preview this exciting program!



Water Conservation Data Jam is aligned with the following NGSS Dimensions.  


Science and Engineering Practices:

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Engaging in an Argument from Evidence; Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information; Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking; Developing and Using Models; Asking Questions and Defining Problems


Crosscutting Concepts:

Cause and Effect; Patterns