Bechtel - Make Your Own Watershed Lesson Plan

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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.