Immersion in the interactions of water, soil, and the environment. Students uncover the dynamics of rivers, streams, land and water forms. Building dams, culverts, jetties, and rock groins help students understand how we can live with nature.
Students are immersed in literature about oceans and sea life. A field study to a local beach at low tide follows. Students collect samples of marine life that will become part of a salt water, classroom touch tank.
Structures and Bridges
Construction and design challenges that encourage students to solve problems under defined engineering constraints. Students work collaboratively in teams to work with materials and to evaluate and improve their design. The fundamentals of the underlying physics are introduced through activities, lessons, and demonstrations.