October 2 - October 13th

posted Oct 2, 2017, 5:06 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 3:20 PM ]


Why do we have GIS?



Vocabulary you should know for this exercise.  Write it up inyour Engineering notebook   GIS Vocabulary



Complete a Quick Write: Do you think floods of the early 20th century caused similar damage or more severe damage than floods of today? Why? And is there value in studying floods from that time period?

Read the project’s Essential Question

Essential Question (EQ): What is the best way to solve flooding while mitigating pollution?

Then read “The Great Flood of 1993 on the Upper  Mississippi River – 10 Years Later.”

Take notes using the Cornell Notes Guide.

Using Cornell Notes Guide headings, participate in a student-led discussion on Cornell

Notes based on the article that you read.

In teams, read and analyze the following articles, using the Cornell Notes Guide.

“The 1903 and 1993 Floods in Kansas”

“Environmental Effects of Extreme Flooding”

After completing the Deep Processing Vocabulary Organizer, as a team set up your Vocabulary Log as follows.

Set up two sections in your Engineering Notebooks: one for important terms,

and one for Greek and Latin roots and prefixes.



Use this resource throughout this project to develop vocabulary, adding words as you encounter them.





What is the best way to solve flooding while mitigating pollution?  Do you think a levee breach in your state is avoidable?


Imagine that you are an environmental engineer at an environmental firm.




Any detention/retention BMP can be successful at relieving flooding and reduce pressure on levees, but how do you see the size of the river, stream (or section of the stream) impacting your BMP?




Read the EPA site regarding stream flow:


http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/vms51.cfm


In a whole-class discussion, share responses on what stream flow is and why it matters to your site.



Do you think your chosen BMP will function better at a site with a higher stream flow or at one with a lower stream flow?


Watch the following video on area and volume calculations of different shapes.   Water Area and Volume Video


Read the EPA site regarding stream flow and use the formulas provided as well as the video on area and volume calculations to complete the following exercise.


Work in groups to complete this activity :  Tennis Ball Water flow


  


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