For the first Action Project in Water, GCE Freshmen investigated the following guiding question:

How can we raise awareness about global water usage?

Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:

Water for People is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving access to clean water across the globe, and they’re planning an awareness campaign about water usage. Before launching the campaign, Water for People is organizing a poster design contest to generate designs that effectively raise awareness on how much water is used in homes each day, and how it compares to water usage globally.

The winning poster will be reproduced on a large scale and hung in public places such as on public transit, near public water sources, and in public restrooms. Please see the rubric to understand the content requirements that Water for People is using to select the winning poster design.

Click on the infographic to take a closer look at the students’ posters.

Project Alignment with Common Core & NextGen Standards

FBF5: Understand the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms and use this relationship to solve problems involving logarithms and exponents

6NS6c: Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.

WHST.9-12.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. (HS-PS2-6)

RST.9-10.7: Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words. (HS-PS1-1)

HS-PS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, and in the design: decide on types, how much, and accuracy of data needed to produce reliable measurements and consider limitations on the precision of the data (e.g., number of trials, cost, risk, time), and refine the design accordingly.

HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information (e.g. about the process of development and the design and performance of a proposed process or system) in multiple formats (including orally, graphically, textually, and mathematically).

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