Timeframe: 2-15 days
Crosscurricular Topics: Argumentative Writing; Entrepreneurship; Career Readiness; Art
Assessments: Nonfiction (technical) Writing Work Sample, Science Fair presentation
Aligned Standards: CCS ELA-Literacy.W (6-8.1B, 6-8.7) Math (7.EE.3); NGSS S (ESS-3-3,
ETS 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4) (HS-ESS3-4); IST(3a, 4a, 4c)
Essential Question 1: What is my, and my family’s, relationship with water? Put differently, in what ways has and does
water shape my life and my community?
Essential Question 2: How can researching and comparing my situation to the experiences of others help me make better
decisions and prioritize the actions I should take?
Essential Question 3: What, if any, responsibility do we have as individuals to take actions, even small ones, to use natural
resources wisely in a way that cares for the earth? How can and does math, science, engineering, and technology help us
fulfill that responsibility?