Communicate Your Results (1 hour) > Print/View All Notes
In this activity, students will work in their STEM teams to create a multimedia presentation or video explaining the water issues at play in their chosen region and the engineering solution they have come up with to improve water quality in the area. Have students refer to pages 15-16 of their Engineering Portfolios before they begin. Work with your students as they plan for their video or multimedia presentation. Help them understand that even though the exact water purification system they developed may not work to remove all the contaminants from their region's water, they can advocate for the general approach.
Students could use school audio/video equipment, their own video cameras or the school's computer lab to create their presentations. Or, they can create virtual posters, including posters with video, at Glogster.com . (Be sure to visit the website in advance to assist students as needed.)
Note that the MIDWAY video contains some graphic images of dead and dying birds that may be difficult for sensitive viewers. Please be prepared for students’ reactions to these images.