Becoming a Scientist: Engineering/Design – Culverts

This lesson uses modeling as a method for problem solving and a tool for understanding scientific principles. Evaluation, collaboration and redesigning of models will further develop student science literacy skills. The problem based learning and modeling implemented in this lesson can be applied to any content area. This lesson will focus on human and natural interactions utilizing culvert design as an engineering challenge.

Minnesota Science Standards: 6.1.2.1.1, 6.1.2.1.2, 6.1.2.1.3, 6.1.2.1.4, 6.1.2.2.1, 7.1.1.2.4, 7.4.4.1.2, 8.1.1.2.1, 8.1.3.3.1, 8.3.4.1.2, 9.1.1.2.1, 9.1.1.2.2, 9.1.2.1.1, 9.1.2.1.3, 9.1.2.2.1, 9.1.2.2.2, 9.1.3.3.2, 9.4.4.1.2

Becoming a Scientist- Engineering and Design Lesson Plan

Supporting Materials:

Student Guide Worksheet – Culvert Modeling

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Credit: Science Institute for Educators 2013-2014

Item ID: SIE1314
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