WCDJ Teacher

Water Conservation Data Jam Teacher Resources

 

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Asombro Institute’s Water Conservation Data Jam curriculum unit. This unit was designed to introduce 6-12th grade students to data analysis and water conservation. We partnered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (https://www.epa.gov/) to design an engaging, fun, and scientifically rigorous education unit aligned with Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Agriculture Food and Natural Resources Standards.

 

The Water Conservation Data Jam curriculum unit consists of a menu of activities that can be mixed and matched by educators to create a personalized unit. The “Introduction” and all three “Main Course” lessons must be completed together, and the “Appetizers” and “Desserts” are optional activities to supplement student learning. This unit was designed to be conducted over a period of four to six class periods.

 

You may download the entire curriculum at the link below or choose the specific resources you need from the list below.

 

 

Educator Guide and Additional Documents

 

Full Educator Guide

 

Teacher Survey Consent Form

 

Student and Parent Survey Consent Form

 

Beginning Survey

 

Ending Survey

 

 

Unit Menu 

Main Courses

Core components of the Water Conservation Data Jam

Video Link (YouTube)

Video Transcript

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Making Your Own Dataset

Class Poem Document

Sample Class Poem

Social Media Dataset Link

Water Use Dataset Link

Social Media Sample Project

Rubric

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Report Document

About The CODAP Dataset Video and Transcript

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Creative Project How To Video and Transcript

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Class Poem Document

Sample Class Poem

Social Media Dataset (PDF)

Water Use Datasets by County (PDF) – Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Doña Ana, Grant, Lea, Luna, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe, Valencia

Rubric

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Student Report Document

Student Report Rough Draft Workbook

About the PDF Dataset Video and Transcript

Social Media Sample Project


Appetizers

Optional activities to help students learn more about New Mexico water issues;

choose one to four

Educator Guide (PDF)

How Much Water Do You Use? Student Handout (PDF)

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Water Allocation Video and Transcript

Educator Guide (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentation

Links To All Student Handout PDFs found in the Educator Guide

Educator Guide (PDF)

Game Link


Desserts

Optional activities for students to extend their learning;

choose one or two

Educator Guide (PDF)

Student Handout (PDF)

Example Project (PDF)

Educator Guide (PDF)

Student Handout (PDF)

Peer Review Video and Transcript