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Engineering Encounters: Engineering a Model of the Earth as a Water Filter

by: Jonathon Kilpatrick, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, John Wallace, and Carolyn Staudt

This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering. Noting the importance of infiltration in the water cycle and in the supply of essential groundwater led the authors to develop an engineering activity in which students are challenged to build a stackable filter using the Earth process of infiltration as a model.

Level

Elementary School

Grade Levels

Elementary

Topics

Earth & Space Science STEM

Details

Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2018Stock # sc18_056_03_73Volume 056Issue 03

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