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Curricular unit that introduces students to the hydrologic cycle and urban stormwater management. Final activity culminates in student teams constructing personal rain gardens for school or home use.
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Students determine the water holding and draining capacities of different soils and will investigate how organic matter increases the amount of water soil will hold.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Students explore various factors that influence the amount of runoff that occurs when rain falls on the landscape by simulating erosion by water.
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Students alter distribution of pore sizes in school garden soil and observe the effects of irrigation or rainfall on water infiltration/capture, runoff rate, and/or water ponding.
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This activity demonstrates how soil acts as a physical and chemical filter for water.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This activity will help students observe the basic properties about how soils hold water.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This SSSA video introduces the role of water in the vitality of soils, its distribution across and into soils, and green infrastructure for stormwater management.
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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When it rains, much of the water drains directly in the ground. But why? Try this experiment and draw your own conclusions.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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