Water in Extreme Environments: Activity – Engineering P2

Water in Extreme Environments - Engineering P2 Front

Activity Timing

Introduction: 5 min
Investigate: 10 min
Imagine & Improve: 15 min
Video: 10 min
Reflect: 10 min

50 min. Total

Prep Corner

• Post EDP Poster
• Post technology definition
• Set up Special Report Video to view
• Set up and test the Powerpoint game or re-create with sticky notes

Key Terms

Process: A series of steps completed in a certain order to solve a problem.

Technology: Any thing or process designed by people to solve a problem.

Water in Extreme Environments FAQ's

Water in Extreme Environments Vocab List

EDP Steps Used In This Activity



Youth consider the definition of technology as any thing or process humans (engineers) design to solve a problem. The Special Report Video sets the context for the entire unit.

Quick Tips

  • Make sure PowerPoint is in Presenter Mode for trivia game
  • Low tech Trivia Option, p. 1 O
  • Don't skip the video! It sets the stage for the unit.
  • Videos can be subtitled in different languages: Click CC & Settings

Videos Related to This Activity

Science Reflection

Today we investigated how engineers design water reuse technologies in places where water is scarce.

Key Take Away

Processes designed by humans to solve problems are technologies.

Did you know?

The Earth has a process to purify water naturally: the water cycle. It's not a technology because humans did not design it, even if it does solve a human problem.