Improving Mother Nature: Maximize Storm Water Runoff for Irrigation
In this lesson, students will learn about the specific needs of plants, design a rainwater irrigation system and test the effectiveness of the system. A standard plot of garden plants will be exposed to the rain water delivery systems designed by students. Students will then measure the growth of their plants irrigated by different systems.
- Use scientific techniques to determine the effectiveness of rain delivery systems by measuring plant growth.
- Apply measurement techniques, evaluate data, make comparisons and report on the implications based on their results.
Introduction: 30 minutes
Activity 1: 60 minutes
Activity 2: 120 minutes
Activity 3: 30 minutes
Activity 4: Depends on if in-class or at-home assignment