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Students will use simple watershed models to measure runoff from natural and urbanized areas. They will graph the data to create and compare the hydrographs of these two different types of watersheds. Students will also map different areas in their neighborhood, calculate the amount of impervious surface in the area, and determine how this affects the volume of stormwater runoff expected from a typical rainstorm. Finally, students will list different types of pollutants that enter the streams from urban areas and learn about possible impacts to the stream. They will also learn about possible methods of reducing these impacts through community or individual actions.
Mesner, Nancy; Sanders, John; Beach, Tim; Hansen, Summer; Drew, McKenna; Andrus, Gade; Bailey, Ellen; Jacobson, Hannah; and Patton, Cole, "Pave It or Plant It, 7th - 12th Grade Curriculum" (2018). All Current Publications. Paper 1833.