Curriculum Ideas

Teachers receive support as they engage students in a groundwater curriculum with a focus on monitoring well water for arsenic and sharing data with their communities. Click through the curriciulum subpages to explore existing curriculums and activities teachers can draw upon for their own classrooms!

Additional Website Resources

  • Developed at the University of Maine Mitchell Center, Get Wet! brings collaborative environmental research focused on safe drinking water into the classroom.
  • The Arsenic Arresters, a group of 8th graders, led a research project with the goal of decreasing the amount of arsenic contamination in their community, creating an educational campaign, outreach materials, and public awareness days.
  • The California Academy of Sciences Citizen Science Toolkit is designed to help educators integrate citizen science projects into classroom curricula. It has lessons, readings and worksheets to help communicate the value of citizen science to students and cultivate their sense of empowerment and impact when performing science investigations.
  • Students Discover is a collection of middle school science curriculum modules that engage students in citizen science projects that range from measuring fossilized shark teeth to documenting the diet preferences of ants.
  • Environmental Inquiry provides a collection of background information, experiments, reports, and other curricular materials for high school students. Check out their Toxicology Bioassays section, which has experiments using Duckweed and Daphnia. Each teacher will receive a copy of the book Assessing Toxic Risk, which has additional materials for teaching.