Run-Off Solutions

This Run-Off Solutions activity & project also includes:

Water might just be its own worst enemy! Water runoff often contributes to the pollution of waterways, and scholars work to design a solution to the problem. Tasked with designing a rain garden, they research different techniques and create a virtual rain garden that absorbs rainfall to prevent runoff.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide motivation for the lesson by collecting water from nearby sources and performing water quality tests
  • Invite a city official to listen to group presentations
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide each pupil with a device with Internet access to complete the activity
Pros

  • Includes detailed instructions for using the software application
  • Incorporates scientific design to solving a real problem
Cons

  • None
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