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Other

Description:

This teaching activity illustrates how levees on the Mississippi River exacerbated flood damage in St. Louis during the Great Flood of l993. Students build a model of a river system and observe the results of flooding without levees, with wetlands (sponges), and with levees. Part of a teacher's guide accompanying a NOVA special aired on PBS.

Subjects:

  • Science > Engineering
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Science > Natural History
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
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  • Grade 8
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

History/Policy/Law,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Education,NSDL,Social studies -- United States history,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Engineering,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Science -- Instructional issues,Science -- Natural history,Science -- Ecology,Higher Education,Social Sciences,Science -- Earth science,Life Science,Social studies -- Geography,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20121026124842956T,Science -- Engineering,Geoscience

Language:

English

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