This lesson has 2 parts! First, you’ll learn about rain, roots, and runoff, and set up an experiment to see if plants can help prevent erosion. Then, you’ll test the experiment, learn more about erosion, and engineer a man-made model that might be able to help prevent erosion too!
Related topics and things you might want to know already:
All of the Work of Water, but especially the following lessons:
What you’ll learn:
- Rain can cause erosion.
- Plants can help prevent erosion.
- How to make and test an engineering model for preventing erosion.
Pre-lesson discussion questions:
- Do you know anything about erosion?
- Have you ever seen erosion happen when it rains? Have you ever heard of a landslide?
Video Lesson 1
Video Lesson 2
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