Project WET Instructional Resources

Curricular Connections

Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 Science and Social Studies Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Cross-Reference Guide for Manitoba Science Curriculum for: Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0

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Ontario Science Project WET Curriculum Connections

Cross-Reference Guide for Ontario Science Curriculum for: Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0

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Grade 2 Alberta Science Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Topic A: Exploring Liquids – Science Inquiry Emphasis

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Grade 5 Alberta Science Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Topic E: Wetland Ecosystems – Science Inquiry Emphasis

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Grade 8 Alberta Science Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Unit E: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems – Social and Environmental Emphasis

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Grade 6 Saskatchewan Social Studies Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Interactions and Interdependence / Dynamic Relationships / Power and Authority / Resources and Wealth

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Grade 7 Saskatchewan Social Studies Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Interactions and Interdependence / Dynamic Relationships / Power and Authority / Resources and Wealth

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Grade 8 Saskatchewan Social Studies Curricular Cross-Reference Guide

Interactions and Interdependence / Dynamic Relationships / Power and Authority / Resources and Wealth

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Backgrounders and Student Sheets

A Grave Mistake

Groundwater is an important source of drinking water in Canada. About 30 % of the Canadian population relies on groundwater as their source of drinking water and the majority of these users live in rural areas.

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Back to the Future

In Canada, floods are a common phenomenon and overflowing conditions can be caused by snowmelt, runoff, ice jams, heavy rainfall, storm surges or the failure of a natural or man-made dam.

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Get the Groundwater Picture

Although we do not see it, a large portion of the Earth’s fresh water is stored in the ground. Groundwater makes up about 30% of all fresh water resources on the planet. In comparison, surface water reporesents only 0.3% of the Earth’s fresh water resources.

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Hydrologic Bank Account

Hydrologists studying a watershed may develop a hydrologic budget in order to understand how much water enters and leaves a specific watershed and how much is available for different purposes.

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Invaders

Aquatic invasive species are plants and animals that are not native to a region and whose introduction and spread in a new region can cause environmental or economic harm.

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Macroinvertebrate Mayhem

The presence or absence of certain macroinvertebrate species can be an indicator of water quality.

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My Water Footprint

Although we do not see it, a large portion of the Earth’s fresh water is stored in the ground. Groundwater makes up about 30% of all fresh water resources on the planet. In comparison, surface water reporesents only 0.3% of the Earth’s fresh water resources.

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Nature Rules

Water plays an important role in many natural disasters. These events can have devastating consequences and Canadians are not immune to such natural disasters.

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Pass the Jug

Water rights are a system through which water resources are allocated for various purposes. As water demand increases, tensions can arise between the different users, particularly in regions with limited water resources.

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Thunderstorm

Thunderstorms often bring intense rainfall and can cause sever flooding. The amount of precipitation released during a thunderstorm are monitored through a network of weather stations.

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Wetland Soils in Living Colour

Wetlands occupy about 14 % of Canada’s land surface, an area slightly larger than the province of Ontario. Most of these wetlands are peatlands located in boreal and sub-arctic regions in northern Canada.

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Videos

Project WET Leadership Workshop, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. July 10 – 12, 2018

2015 Facilitator Workshop

Partners

Additional Resources

A list of Eductator guides that are available for purchase.