Students construct a model of riverbanks, create a flood, and write about their observations.
Students discover how levees hold a river within its banks and cause the height of the river to rise and back up into less well-protected tributaries (small streams) that feed into the river.
river, flood, experiment
Link to the lesson at Overflowing the Banks. Ask students to construct a model of riverbanks, create a flood, and write their observations.
Evaluate students' written observations.
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