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To Build or Not Build

Grade levels: 6th

Topics: Human Impact

Languages: English

Interdisciplinary: No

Disciplinary Core Idea
ESS2: Earth's Systems, ESS3: Earth and Human Activity 

This lesson is designed to be a flexible opportunity for teachers to engage their students in thinking about how choices people make about where and what to build can impact water flow.

Students in this lesson generate ideas about the ways water can nurture and threaten humans, living things, and the surrounding landscape. The activity centers around examining local water flow around a school and using findings to view human activity through an environmental impact lens.

Written in collaboration with Sean Collins, a Tennessee educator, as part of our e-STEM for Tennessee’s Teachers program. 


This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.