Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation What is soil Erosion? Part 2 - Section 3: Wrap Up


Overall, this was a fun lesson. I was impressed by my students thinking about the problem of erosion. I was reminded how important it is to value students thinking and ideas, rather than tell them how to solve problems.  Through getting their hands dirty, literally, students were able to wrestle with the real life problem of erosion.  

To do this again, I would like to try and have other materials available for students to use in their designs of slowing erosion. Some groups had an idea about a tunnel, but I didn't have materials available for that group to use.  I'd also like to incorporate a measurement device, or standard way to measure the soil run off, rather than just observation. 


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What is soil Erosion? Part 2

Unit 4: Earth Changes
Lesson 11 of 18

Objective: SWBAT experiment with ways to slow or stop soil erosion.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students work in groups to create a hillside garden to prevent soil erosion. Teams work together and design a plan how best to combat soil erosion on a model dirt hillside.

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Science, weathering, erosion, video engagement, slow changes, water, soil erosion
  40 minutes
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