Lesson Plan

Exploring Watersheds

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Collaboratively, students partake in a hands-on activity in which they build models of a watershed. Each group member draws an elevation map—a bird's eye view—of their model and predicts how water will flow from the high to low points. Next, they spray water on their model and observe how it flows through it, noting any patterns that occur such as how small rivers flow into bigger rivers that flow into lakes.

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4th - 8th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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