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Thursday, December 5, 2013
New Educational Resources Available for Wyoming Teachers
“The toolboxes have tools in them that simulate water modeling
and water resources,” says Beth Cable, the Education, Outreach and Diversity
Coordinator for CI-WATER.
The teaching toolboxes come equipped with numerous lesson
plans and educational resources necessary for carrying them out.
“The toolboxes provide ideas and opportunities for both
indoor and outdoor classroom use,” says Beth. “And they certainly apply many
different subjects, including math, science, English, art, creative writing,
Trying out different items in the toolbox
All of the lesson plans provided with the toolbox meet
Wyoming teaching standards for grades K-12, and cover a variety of hands-on,
interactive and inquiry-based experiments and activities.
“Students can conduct
experiments on water, they can do outdoor water sampling, they can do art and
advocacy projects, there are water mediation role plays, they can play games,”
says Beth. “They can really do a lot.”
Students benefit from learning from the toolboxes, by
learning important concepts about water, science, and real world applications.
“I would cheer teachers on to use it because of the fact
that it provides real life science,” says Beth. “It really allows students to
interact with their teachers, scientists, the natural world, and each other.”
For more information about the teaching toolbox, contact
Beth Cable at firstname.lastname@example.org