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River Planning

Students use a model to conduct an experiment involving dam construction. Based on their observations, they draw conclusions about social, economic, and and environmental issues and make a decision concerning dam location. As a group, students use clay and water to test possible site locations for a dam on a model, keeping a record of the trials. Individually, students answer three questions, choosing a site for a dam and explaining and exploring ramifications of the choice.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Included Materials
  • Project

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