Materials Used in Each Lesson
The student packet to use throughout the unit can be found as a PDF file here.
A printable list of the materials used in the unit can be found here.
Setting up Stormwater Models
This process is described in the “Pre-Unit Prep & Take Home Assignment” section in the teachers manual and there is a teacher training video with visual demonstration that walks through the set-up found here.
All permanent materials should be cleaned, dried and put together before your kit pickup date. This includes the sponges and rain jars but not the soil mix and other things like tin foil that are unusable again (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.