Curriculum

Water and wastewater curriculum resources can be found here. We have complete Teacher’s Guides and editable Student Worksheets to help you teach important skills in math and science. In addition, we provide more general water-related curriculum (e.g., related to watersheds, water conservation, and water resource planning) that you can build into your curriculum to provide a real-world context for skills that you are trying to teach.

The Perfect Storm 

This lesson introduces students to linear functions in the context of water pressure vs. water tank’s height

Teacher’s Guide  (.PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (Word .docx)

Student Workbook (PDF) 

Student Workbook (Word .docx)

Intro Video

The Great Shake 

The following lessons introduce students to algebra equations in order to determine hydraulic detention time, conversion of a flow and concentration into pound and mathematic ratios.

Teacher’s Guide  (.PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (Word .docx)

Student Workbook (.PDF)

Student Workbook (Word .docx)

Intro Video

Go with the Flow 

Water Treatment Operators have to know how long it will take for water to get from one place to another based on “flow rate”, which is measured in millions of gallons per day (MGD).  This lesson introduces students to flow rate calculations incorporating concepts of volume and unit conversion.

Teacher’s Guide (.PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (Word .docx)

Student Workbook (PDF)

Student Workbook (Word .docx)

Intro Video

Under Pressure 

This lesson introduces students to computations involving percent and volume.

Teacher’s Guide (.PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (Word .docx)

Student Workbook (PDF)

Student Workbook (Word .docx)

Intro Video

The Air and Why We Should Care 

The following lesson is meant to be used as an introduction to the study of gases. Learning is contextualized by workers at a wastewater treatment plant who, through video, discuss the role of oxygen in the treatment process, and how they generate, monitor, and control the oxygen.  Lesson components have students investigate the composition of Earth’s atmosphere, analyze how the atmosphere changes as pressure and temperature change, and engage in an hands-on investigation into how much oxygen is in air.

Teacher’s Guide (PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (Word .docx)

Student Workbook (PDF)

Student Workbook (Word .docx)

Intro Video

Tiny Bubbles 

The following lessons introduces students to algebra equations in order to determine oxygen loading rates for an activated sludge system, conversion of a flow and concentration into pound and mathematic ratios.

Teacher’s Guide (PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (Word .docx)

Student Workbook (PDF)

Student Workbook (Word .docx)

Intro Video