WaterWays - Water's Journey
Augmented reality

WaterWays - Water's Journey

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How does water get to your home, and where does the drain take it when you’re done? Help prevent littering, conserve water, and soak up rainwater with green spaces in the process of learning the negative effects of combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, in Chimhe City.

  • Developed in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Hudson River Park and Mount Sinai's Transdisciplinary Center for Early Environmental Exposure, with funding support from the National Institutes of Health.

Water's Journey includes:

  • A personalized digital science journal and an augmented reality experience, accessible by phone or browser using webVR.
  • 40 minutes of interactive activities where students are scientists engaged with water science and water stewardship.
  • Assessment dashboard for educators to monitor and scaffold student learning
Next Generation Science Standards:

Science Engineering Practices:

  • Developing and Using Models
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Disciplinary Core Idea:

  • ETS1.A Defining Engineering Problems
  • ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution
  • ESS2.A Earth Materials and Systems
  • ESS3.C Human Impact on Earth Systems

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • Systems and System Models
  • Cause and Effect
  • Patterns

Connections to Excellence in Environmental Education - Guidelines for Learning (K-12)

  • Strand 1 (Analysis and Interpretation Skills): A, C, E, F, G&
  • Strand 2 (Environmental Processes and Systems): 2.1 A, B. 2.2 A. 2.3 A
  • Strand 3 (Skills for Understanding and Addressing Environmental Issues): 3.1 A, B, C
  • Strand 4 (Personal and Civic Responsibility): B, C

Testimonials

★★★★★

“The students really enjoyed the real life scenarios. They were able to engage with it in such a level that it meant something to them, and I think that’s when they grew the most from it.”

★★★★★

“WaterWays itself was amazing. The whole program was great. I would like to see it expanded in more different skills or standards!”

★★★★★

“Students could manipulate variables and see the instant change, which helped them understand. The simulations were really helpful.”