Community Waters was developed with funding from Seattle Public Utilities, King County, Boeing and the Department of Ecology through a collaboration between IslandWood and Seattle Public Schools. IslandWood is a 501c3 that creates educational experiences that help students and educators understand their environment and discover the impact they can have on their world and their community.
This unit is undergoing ongoing edits and updates. The link on this page leads to the version of the unit that was reviewed by the Science Peer Review Panel, but for the latest version and all supporting materials please visit the Community Waters webpage.
Rating: Example of High Quality NGSS Design if Improved
Science Discipline: Engineering, Physical Sciences
Year Reviewed: 2019
Community Waters is a stormwater engineering unit that incorporates physical science standards and the Ambitious Science Teaching framework. Students explore the phenomenon of why flooding happens in Seattle.
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