Pipes and Precipitation is a locally grown curriculum, one that is based in the relevant working of water in our area. Students learn about our water source, Lake Michigan, how it's processed for drinking and ultimately how it's treated once it heads down the drain. Rain water is the focus of our middle school curriculum since a rise in severe storms are predicted.
Integration with existing curriculum is our priority. By collaborating with the public school district in Evanston, we have found ways to tie this material into the current science curriculum and are now aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.
creative movement as teaching tool. 6th graders demonstrate Infiltration and evaporation. 3rd graders demonstrate "settling" one part of the water treatment process.