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In this lesson we'll learn how to build a miniature watershed to better understand how water and trash travels. Watch the video below to see how a watershed works on a small scale. Then, build your own!
LET'S BUILD A WATERSHED!
You can make a watershed model indoors or outside, from sticks, rocks, and soil, from clay, a crumpled paper version, or a towering model from plastic containers. Watch the video to see one way to build a watershed model. How you choose to complete this activity is up to you. Be sure to properly dispose of or save materials from your project for reuse when you're finished. Don't forget to record your observations in your scientist notebook.
Review & Dive Deeper
How do you describe a watershed?
How does your community impact your watershed? Where do you think pollutants in your area might come from?
Let's record some data from our activity. What did you observe during your watershed experiment?