Catch It, If You Can

Grade Levels: 4-7 | Duration: Five or six 60-Minute Sessions

Build and develop a scale drawing of a rain catchment system that will help conserve water. Explore challenges associated with drought in California and how water conservation can be part of a solution.
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Lesson Plan PDF

 

 

Grade Levels: 4-7

Duration: Five or six 60-Minute Sessions

Objectives: Students will:

  • Build and test a rain catchment system that will direct rain into a rain barrel.
  • Collect data on the amount of rain captured in the rain barrel after 2-3 trials.
  • Reflect on materials used in the design process and for iteration.
  • Plan and carry out investigations. • Use data to guide iteration.
  • Focus on materials, their properties, and their use.