Title: Reducing the Impact of a Flood
[SC2015] (3) 15: Evaluate a design solution (e.g., flood barriers, wind resistant roofs,
lightning rods) that reduces the impact of a weather-related hazard.*Unit Plan Overview: In relation to science, students will evaluate a dam design that reduces the impacts of a flood. Students will describe the relationship between scientific ideas or concepts using language that pertains to cause and effect in reference to dam design. Using technology to produce and publish writing, students will interact and collaborate with others on their dam design. In math, students will draw a scaled bar graph to represent dam and flood data over time and then use rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch to measure lengths and construct their own dam. Students will also interpret various primary sources for reconstructing the past, including documents and photographs about dam designs.
This unit was created as a part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.