Erosion in the Garden

Groups create splashboards and use them to perform a series of experiments to determine the effect of rain on erosion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Rather than providing groups with the fact sheet, have teams research the methods to reduce soil erosion
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity requires considerable set-up time
Pros

  • Although the outcome may appear evident, the splashguards provide evidence for groups to analyze
Cons

  • The directions for constructing the tool are imprecise and need revision
Common Core