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This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, making a claim on the most suitable site to locate a rain garden by conducting field tests on slope and soil type, and testing
for the presence of phosphates in waterways on school forest property. Students then compete in a rain garden design challenge using their data to create a poster presentation, including a map and claim evidence reasoning, for the best rain garden design plan, scored using a rubric.
Subject:
Elementary Education, Reading Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Environmental Literacy and Sustainability, Environmental Science, Measurement and Data, Physical Science, Geology/Earth Science, Hydrology
Level:
Upper Primary
Grades:
Grade 5
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Formative Assessment, Interim/Summative Assessment, Lesson Plan, Rubric/Scoring Guide, Unit of Study
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Date Added:
08/02/2019
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

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