This is a four Day engineering design project in which students construct a watershed model to test how much stormwater it soaks up and how much erosion occurs.
- Days 1-2: background on the topics of watersheds, stormwater runoff, and erosion. Students get time to explore the materials and come up with a plan.
- Day 3: model-building day.
- Day 4: reflect on the activity and connect to students’ “real world.”
We bring a powerpoint, short videos, reading, journal, and building supplies. Teachers are responsible for class copies, and day 4. We will be in the class at least for days 1 and 3 with materials and explanation of how to run day 2 if we are not available.
This lesson is offered to all 6-8 grade students in North Thurston schools and any private schools that receive water from the City of Lacey or are within City limits.