EbD-TEEMS™: Grade 5: NxtGen (P257E)
Our Water, Our World engages learners in hands-on inquiry and design as they explore one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: universal access to clean water. This Fifth Grade Building Block in the EbD-TEEMS Integrative-STEM Curricula for PreK–6 integrates concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the environmental context of water resource management and conservation. Science and mathematics concepts that are reinforced include properties of water, the water cycle, the interaction of water and earth, fractions, measurement of volume, and the use of data. By utilizing an experiential approach, students collaboratively investigate global water issues and learn that stewardship and innovation can make a difference in solving the world's problems. Following guided inquiry activities and design challenges provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills in a meaningful way as they develop methods to conserve and reuse water.