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5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Handouts
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These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. ...

These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. The handouts give criteria for identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, slope and soil suitability criteria for situating the rain garden, and data collection procedures for phosphate testing. The handouts also include guidelines and criteria for the final poster presentation design and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning, as well as rubrics for scoring and guidelines for peer feedback.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
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Activity/Lab
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Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
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Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan
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This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and ...

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
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Flood Analysis
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Students learn how to use and graph real-world stream gage data to ...

Students learn how to use and graph real-world stream gage data to create event and annual hydrographs and calculate flood frequency statistics. Using an Excel spreadsheet of real-world event, annual and peak streamflow data, they manipulate the data (converting units, sorting, ranking, plotting), solve problems using equations, and calculate return periods and probabilities. Prompted by worksheet questions, they analyze the runoff data as engineers would. Students learn how hydrographs help engineers make decisions and recommendations to community stakeholders concerning water resources and flooding.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Emily Gill, Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
A Guide to Rain Garden Construction
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Students are presented with a guide to rain garden construction in an ...

Students are presented with a guide to rain garden construction in an activity that culminates the unit and pulls together what they have learned and prepared in materials during the three previous associated activities. They learn about the four vertical zones that make up a typical rain garden with the purpose to cultivate natural infiltration of stormwater. Student groups create personal rain gardens planted with native species that can be installed on the school campus, within the surrounding community, or at students' homes to provide a green infrastructure and low-impact development technology solution for areas with poor drainage that often flood during storm events.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Ryan Locicero, Maya Trotz, Krysta Porteus, Jennifer Butler, William Zeman, Brigith Soto
Water Awareness Research and Education (WARE) Research Experience for Teachers (RET),
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Making "Magic" Sidewalks of Pervious Pavement
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Students use everyday building materials sand, pea gravel, cement and water to ...

Students use everyday building materials sand, pea gravel, cement and water to create and test pervious pavement. They learn what materials make up a traditional, impervious concrete mix and how pervious pavement mixes differ. Groups are challenged to create their own pervious pavement mixes, experimenting with material ratios to evaluate how infiltration rates change with different mix combinations.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Ryan Locicero, Maya Trotz, Krysta Porteus, Jennifer Butler, William Zeman, Brigith Soto
Water Awareness Research and Education (WARE) Research Experience for Teachers (RET),
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Other Water Cycle
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For students that have already been introduced to the water cycle this ...

For students that have already been introduced to the water cycle this lesson is intended as a logical follow-up. Students will learn about human impacts on the water cycle that create a pathway for pollutants beginning with urban development and joining the natural water cycle as surface runoff. The extent of surface runoff in an area depends on the permeability of the materials in the ground. Permeability is the degree to which water or other liquids are able to flow through a material. Different substances such as soil, gravel, sand, and asphalt have varying levels of permeability. In this lesson, along with the associated activities, students will learn about permeability and compare the permeability of several different materials for the purpose of engineering landscape drainage systems.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Sherry McGauvran
Usman Zaheer
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Splish, Splash, I was Takin' a Bath!
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In this lesson, students will explore the causes of water pollution and ...

In this lesson, students will explore the causes of water pollution and its effects on the environment through the use of models and scientific investigation. In the accompanying activities, they will investigate filtration and aeration processes as they are used for removing pollutants from water. Lastly, they will learn about the role of engineers in water treatment systems.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution, Fall 2004
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The course offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes,and examines ...

The course offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes,and examines the interaction of climate, tectonics, and surface processes in the sculpting of Earth's surface.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Whipple, Kelin
Date Added:
01/01/2004
The Water Cycle Game
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The water cycle game helps you learn how water molecules move through ...

The water cycle game helps you learn how water molecules move through various places including rivers, the ocean, the earth’s surface, the atmosphere and clouds. Actions such as evaporation, runoff, condensation, precipitation, soil absorption and ground water expansion move water from one zone to another.
 

Subject:
Biology
Geology/Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Learning Task
Provider:
Field Day
Date Added:
08/04/2016
Watershed Balance
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Students learn about the water cycle and its key components. First, they ...

Students learn about the water cycle and its key components. First, they learn about the concept of a watershed and why it is important in the context of engineering hydrology. Then they learn how we can use the theory of conservation of mass to estimate the amount of water that enters a watershed (precipitation, groundwater flowing in) and exits a watershed (evaporation, runoff, groundwater out). Finally, students learn about runoff and how we visualize runoff in the form of hydrographs.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Emily Gill, Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
What Trickles Down?
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Permeability is the degree to which water or other liquids are able ...

Permeability is the degree to which water or other liquids are able to flow through a material. Different substances such as soil, gravel, sand and asphalt have varying levels of permeability. In this activity, students explore different levels of permeability and compare the permeabilities of several different materials. They also are introduced to the basic concepts of building design, landscape architecture and environmental pollutant transport. As an extension, they discuss the importance of correct drainage and urban design issues in sensitive environments such as coastal areas.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Sherry McGauvran
Usman Zaheer
Date Added:
10/14/2015