Curriculum Case Studies

Explore our evolving collection of Curriculum Case Studies. These problem-based ideas, units and contextualized themes were developed by our Teacher Fellows who have committed to facilitating systemic change around educating for sustainability within their respective school districts.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESOURCES

HOME WATER CONSERVATION
AUDIT

The Home Water Conservation Audit is a  sequence of lessons for grades 6-12 that empowers students to collect data to demonstrate the benefits of water conservation.

WATER CYCLE AND HUMAN IMPACT

Middle School Earth Science
 

Problem Statement: “What is the future of rain in our bioregion? How will it impact my life? What is my response...ability?” 
 

WASTE WATER ENGINEERING

Middle School Physical Science
 

Problem Statement:

“What can we do to ensure that our wastewater is not

harmful to the Puget Sound?”

ENERGY EFFICIENTCY AND GREEN BUILDING

Middle School Physical Science
 

Problem Statement:

 “What can we do to

make sure our homes

and schools are as

energy efficient as possible?”

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WATER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Integrated Middle School Science and Social Studies

 

Problem Statement: 

“How do we use the relationship between clean water abundance and scarcity in the past to help design solutions for water systems in the future?”

PUGET SOUND VITAL SIGNS

Problem Statement

How can we design projects that contribute to the Puget Sound recovery goals?

 

Use this Research Organizer to support students in designing impact projects related to Puget Sound.

STORMWATER SOLUTIONS
ENGINEERING

Middle School Earth Science
 

Problem Statement:

“What can we do to reduce polluted stormwater runoff?”

CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING

Middle School Earth Science
 

Problem Statement:

  “How can we prevent, mitigate, and/or reverse anthropogenic climate change?”

WORLD WATER CHALLENGE

Middle School Social Studies

Problem Statement:

As global citizens, what actions can we take to solve the world water

challenges to ensure a sustainable future for all?

WATER SCARCE FUTURE

Middle School Language Arts

Problem Statement:

If water is a scarce resource today and human population is expected to
expand through the middle of this century what will our future look like?

WATER SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

Middle School Science

Problem Statement:

How do we use the relationship between clean water abundance and scarcity in
the past to help design solutions for water systems in the future?

HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES

WATER SYSTEMS MATH APPLICATIONS

High School Math

Problem Question:

How can we use math to increase water use efficiency at home, at school
and in our community?

CLIMATE IMPACTS IN PUGET SOUND ECOSYSTEM

High School Biology

Problem Question:

How will climate change impact the Puget Sound ecosystem
in my lifetime and how am I response...able?

SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS DESIGN

High School Integrated Studies

Problem Question:

Everything that isn’t nature is designed by humans. But nature is incredibly more efficient, creative, and sustainable in its use of energy,
water and other resources then we are. Can we catch up to design a radically more

sustainable future based on nature?

MATH ANALYSIS FOR LOCAL WATER SUSTAINABILITY

Algebra I

Problem Question:

How can we use math to analyze local water
conservation trends and inspire stewardship action?