What are Floodplains and Watersheds

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Learn about a floodplain and watershed
  • Explore where their school is located on a watershed

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 12
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Length of Activity

1 – 1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device

  • Assessment Rubric

  • Flood:ED Backgrounder
  • Locate My School on a Watershed Handout
  • Aluminum baking tray
  • Plastic cup
  • Modeling clay
  • Plastic tub
  • Tape
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors

Online Lesson Format