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Overflowing the Banks: Lesson Plan on Floods

Subjects

  • Earth Science

Grades

  • 3-5
  • 6-8

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Brief Description

Students construct a model of riverbanks, create a flood, and write about their observations.

Objectives

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.

Keywords

river, flood, experiment

Materials Needed[shopmaterials] drawing paper, pencils, a large flat container or tray with sides, enough modeling clay to cover the bottom of the tray, water, sponges, drawing paper, pencils

Lesson Plan

Link to the lesson at Overflowing the Banks. Ask students to construct a model of riverbanks, create a flood, and write their observations.

Assessment

Evaluate students' written observations.

Lesson Plan Source

Nova Online

National Standards

Science:
NS.K-4.1
NS.K-4.6
NS.5-8.1
NS.5-8.6

 

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