Your Environment, Your Health: Runoff, Impervious Surfaces, and Smart Development

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Can a sidewalk increase the amount of pollution in local streams? Scholars learn the answer to this question though research and experimentation in the fifth unit in the six-part series. Pupils study runoff, impervious surfaces, and the future of smart development.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Test other surfaces such as turf, clay, or other terrains around your building
  • Research flood plains in your area to better understand potential issues
Classroom Considerations
  • Carefully read the instructions on how many of each handout you need, as they get a bit confusing
Pros
  • Requires common materials, so it is easy to implement in your classroom
  • Easily adapts to many reading levels
  • Includes samples of student work
Cons
  • None