This River Planning lesson plan also includes:
Young scholars 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, young scholars answer three questions, choosing a site for a dam and explaining and exploring ramifications of the choice.