Irrigation Situation

Grade Levels: 3-5 | Duration: Lesson: 90 minutes; Unit: 150 minutes

Use the design process to create a hillside garden irrigation system that maximizes water efficiency.
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Lesson Plan PDF

Unit Plan

Lab Connections Icon Lab Connection: Down the Drain

Grade Levels: 3-5

Duration: Lesson: 90 minutes; Unit: 150 minutes

Concepts/Skills: Water conservation, irrigation, agriculture, liquid
volume, terrace farming

Objectives: Students will:

  • Engineer a hillside irrigation system that efficiently directs water to the plants.
  • Determine criteria and constraints based on a “client” request.
  • Evaluate the success of their design based on the criteria and constraints.
  • Demonstrate why they chose to make specific iterations using sketches and written explanations.