This lesson is offered to all North Thurston schools and any private schools that receive water from the City of Lacey or are within City limits. Over the course of 3 days, students learn about the water cycle, watersheds, and stormwater runoff. They build a model of a watershed and then work in teams to engineer a solution to the problem of polluted stormwater runoff.
- Day 1: Water cycle activity where students move around to different stations in the cycle.
- Day 2: The water cycle is put into the context of a watershed and students build a model of their watershed in a paint tray. They add non-point source pollution and see where it goes when it rains.
- Day 3: Students design and test a solution to water pollution in their model. We provide a powerpoint, short videos, and building supplies.
Teachers are responsible for class copies of the accompanying journal used in the lesson. Lesson designed to support Next Generation Science Standards.