Teaching Storm water

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Teaching Storm water
Management at the Lea School

Maya Chacko and
Remi

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Lea Elementary

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In West Philadelphia

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Fourth graders





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Project Objectives

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Make knowledge about storm water management available
to children who might not have access to it

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Environmental awareness should be taught from an early
age in order to be effective



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Class 1

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Topic was understanding the need
for storm water management

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Concepts to convey: Heavy rainfall,
sewer overflow, water treatment

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Questions for the beginning of class

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Experiment

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Questions for the end of class


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Class 2

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Topic was rain gardens and green roofs

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Concept to convey: soil can absorb
storm water

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Questions for the beginning of class

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Power point presentation

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Experiment

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Questions for the end of class



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Class 3

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Topic was understanding how to
keep rivers healthy

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Concepts to convey: Erosion,
sedimentation, high water flow

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Questions for the beginning of
class

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Experiment

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Questions for the end of class



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How Effective were the Classes?

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Relevance to what the class was
studying

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Children’s engagement in
discussion

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Children’s interest in the
experiment

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Children’s understanding and
recall of experiments

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What we learned from teaching
this class

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Ideas for Future Classes

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Take a field trip to Penn’s campus to see storm water
infrastructure


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Go out when it rains to see actual water runoff


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Use
wikiwatershed.org



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