"Sponge City" Engineering Design
Students will understand the importance water conservation and of the saying, “Every Drop Counts”, as they build a model city to capture water, not shed water, and will learn the difference between an aqua duct and an aquifer. Students will learn that when a city is built to harness water, store and reuse it, the architecture and design of that city will need to change. Students will learn the importance of designing a waterproof city vs. a “sponge city."Download Lesson Plan
Time needed for activity: Approximately 30-45 minute class prep and Introduction; 45 minute lab.