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Educator Resource: Curriculum Module

Too Much Too Little

What happens when an area gets much more, or much less, water than is typical? What can you do to reduce the impact of too much and/or too little water in your hometown?
Level
Upper Elementary
Time required
Minimum of six 40-minute sessions

Students explore the phenomena of flood and drought as they analyze maps, graph weather data, and consider the water issues in their local communities. Students are then introduced to Sanford Lab’s water dilemma and engineered controls, and challenged with designing a solution to a local water issue of their choice.

 

Too Much Too Little-- Flood and Drought

4-ESS2-2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

4-ESS3-2 Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.