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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/flood
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Discovery Education; Earth Science Week (ESW)
Summary:Different types of soil have different capabilities for retaining rainwater. When the soil in an area cannot hold enough rainwater, flooding occurs. Students in this activity measure the amount of water different soil types can handle. Following the activity, students discuss soil and flooding habits of different cities.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS3.B; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-2; MS-LS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth science week; flood; high school; middle school; soils; water; weather
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