Ms. Miranda's 5th and 6th graders recently learned how watersheds are formed and…

Ms. Miranda's 5th and 6th graders recently learned how watersheds are formed and how both non point- and point-source pollution affects drinking water, recreation, and aquatic life. They crumpled paper to simulate a mountain range and traced washable marker over ridge lines. After “rain” was sprayed onto the “mountains,” each set of students counted the different watersheds that were formed. The same process was repeated, only with bits of pollutants. They then planned a mini-lesson to teach the TK/K class. The 5th and 6th graders did an excellent job applying what they had learned in class. They taught the little ones vocabulary like: run-off, ridge line, watershed, and pollution. Everyone had fun acting as teachers and the younger students enjoyed learning from the older students!


Learning about watersheds
Ms. Miranda's 5th and 6th graders recently learned how watersheds are formed and how both non point- and point-source pollution affects drinking water, recreation, and aquatic life. They crumpled paper to simulate a mountain range and traced washable marker over ridge lines. After “rain” was sprayed onto the “mountains,” each set of students counted the different watersheds that were formed. The same process was repeated, only with bits of pollutants. They then planned a mini-lesson to teach the TK/K class. The 5th and 6th graders did an excellent job applying what they had learned in class. They taught the little ones vocabulary like: run-off, ridge line, watershed, and pollution. Everyone had fun acting as teachers and the younger students enjoyed learning from the older students!