Water Roll

NISE Network product
Description: 

This hands-on SustainABLE activity is meant to promote conversation about how water is distributed and used, and how we can work together to conserve this limited resource. In different parts of the country, guests may be familiar with different issues around water. For example, in some areas, purity of water may be more relevant to visitors than drought. (You can tailor the presentation of the activity to better reflect local concerns.) Players decide how they would distribute water between homes, farms and factories by sliding marbles down a tube into various containers.

Audience: 

Objectives

Learning Goals: 
  • Sustainability solutions address today’s biggest challenges to create the future we want.
  • We all have a role in creating a more sustainable future.
  • People need water for many things, but clean water is a limited resource.

Credits

Funding: 
Sustainability in Science Museums is supported by the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University.
Owning institution: 
Arizona State University
Permissions: 

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Development Process: 

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.