Activity 2: Building a Watershed Model


Purpose

 

Students will build a model to identify the characteristics of a watershed. Students will learn how elevation determines the flow of water within a watershed. 

Overview

In this activity, students will work in groups to create a landscape that includes multiple watersheds.  Students will observe the relief of the landscape and form predictions about how water will move through the landscape. They will simulate rainfall using a spray bottle and observe how the water flows through the landscape. They will compare their predictions to their observations.

 

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