Materials Used in Each Lesson
Setting up Stormwater Models ASAP
Set up your stormwater models before you start the unit so you will have plants growing in three of them by the time you get to lesson 4. This process is described in the “Pre-Unit Prep & Take Home Assignment” section in the teachers manual and there is a teacher training video that walks through the tub set up.
Here is a revised Inventory for the “Land and Water” kit to use when returning your kit (highlighted are the added materials). This year only: please print the sign on the last page of the inventory (or hand write it) and include it with your kit so facilities knows it includes Community Waters materials.
All permanent materials should be cleaned, dried and put in the Land and Water bins before your kit pickup date. This includes the sponges and rain jars but not the soil mix and other things like tin foil that you have used (see inventory list if you are unsure what to include).
The soil mix will clog up sinks! You can disperse the soil mix around bushes in your school’s landscaped area but not in mowed areas as the gravel can be kicked up by lawnmowers. Plants could go in school compost or also outside under bushes. We recommend rinsing materials into buckets to empty outside so the sand doesn’t clog your school’s pipes.
*As of June 2020, The Community Waters Science Unit has been discontinued in Seattle as Seattle Public Schools shifts entirely to Amplify Science. At this time, IslandWood staff are unable to provide planning sessions or materials.