Creating a Watershed in Your Hand

Class members create their own watershed by crumpling a sheet of paper, using different colored water soluble markers to highlight the high and low points on the paper, spraying their paper, and then observing the runoff.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Use the class relief map the demonstrate how the watershed works
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare for the mess
  • Locate and display a relief map, especially one that represents your area
Pros

  • The packet includes complete directions for the activity, discussion questions, and extensions
Cons

  • None