Tech for Tomorrow: The Tech for Global Good - The World’s Water Problem

How can we increase access to safe, clean water in developing nations?

Grades 6 – 8

Around the world, 785 million people have to walk over 30 minutes
just to find water—and often the water they find is still unsafe to
drink.1
In this lesson, students will investigate this global water
problem in alignment with a series of video clips featuring Solvatten,
a social enterprise whose innovative solution uses the sun’s power to
clean contaminated water in off-grid communities.
To better understand the problem and empathize with those whom
the problem affects, students will first research the global water
crisis. They will then tackle the problem using design thinking as
they develop technological innovations that could positively impact
those affected. The lesson will culminate as students consider how
they can inspire their own community to learn more about the
problem, empathize with those in need, and/or perform an action
that contributes to positive change. They will create a brief plan that
details how they could influence this change and take action in their
own community.


Engineering Topics
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Social Studies Topics
Government and Political Science
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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