This lesson was used in the Environmental Science Course that all 9th graders in my cooperating school take. This was a wrap-up lesson/part of their final exam as students worked in small groups to create their own watershed on paper using a combination of washable and permanent markers. The paper was then placed onto a Styrofoam landform I built and sprayed with water. The students had to predict what would happen and how they would change it next time.
Subject Area: Watersheds and Wetlands
Lesson Title: How are topography, land-use, and bodies of water interconnected?
Lesson Length: 80 minutes (may take longer)
Target Audience: 9th grade students
1. Explain the interactions within a watershed to teacher satisfaction
2. Develop a watershed given teacher guidelines to 90% accuracy.