Water

Garden lesson plan with video, grades 3–12

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By filtering rainwater and slowing the movement of water to rivers, lakes and oceans, your garden works as a mini-watershed. In this lesson, students calculate the permeable surface area of their garden and periodically measure rainfall amounts, acting as junior hydrologists. Using the collected data, students determine how much water their garden filters and explore the relationship between their garden and water quality in the surrounding watershed. Use the educator support video below to learn more about the data collection activities in this lesson.

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water, watershed, garden

Published April 2014, updated July 2016