Using formulas for Surface Area and Volume students identify the amount of rain water that can be caught in a rainwater catchment tank. With their background knowledge they will engage in the engineering process to design a Rainwater Catchment tank.
In this lesson, students will investigate how water is made safe to drink in a modern water treatment facility. They will work as teams of engineers to study one step in the water treatment process: filtration.
Students will learn about deforestation and how this process pollutes the environment.
Students will learn how important forests are in keeping our bodies of water clean, as well as how trees can help prevent erosion and flooding.