In the Water Woes Project, Davis Middle School students investigated local drinking water quality, after learning that local residents complained of brown, smelly water coming from their taps.  These teachers and students investigated this as a project in their 7th grade Science, English, and History classes.

Academic Skills and Content: Proper scientific data collection and research techniques, nonfiction writing skills, local history and government content, graphic design, academic reflection, and critique.

Final Products: Students created books on the history of water in Compton, California, websites to share the water quality data, created a board game as an interactive art piece, and wrote letters to the local city council to express their voice and share their findings about local water quality.

Suggested Duration: 4 to 8 weeks.



Created with the support of the California Department of Education California Career Pathways Trust

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