Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Conserve Our Water Resources?

Water covers around 75 percent of the earth, yet humans struggle to find enough fresh water to live. The fourth of 10 lessons focusing on Fresh Solutions requires brainstorming. Young scientists consider various problems related to fresh water conservation. Then they create a list of as many ideas as possible to address each problem. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After the lesson, have pupils think of one idea that sounds crazy but actually worked and write about it as homework; examples include Mars rover, electric cars, hover crafts, shower radios, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the second lesson in the series
Pros

  • Helps practice skills that apply to many subjects and situations
  • Encourages creativity and positive reinforcement
Cons

  • None