FLOOD FIGHTER - NEVADA
SIXTH - EIGHTH GRADE LESSONS

This unit was developed using Next Generation Science Standards and designed for middle school students.

Links To Teacher Lesson Plans

Section 1: Flood Awareness     Section 2: Human Impact     Section 3: Flood Prevention


MS-ESS3-2: Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. However, it can be used for other grade levels and areas as well.

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SECTION 1: FLOOD AWARENESS - DOWNLOAD TEACHER LESSON PLAN

ACTIVITY 1: FLOOD INVESTIGATION

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ACTIVITY 2: STORM IMPACT
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ACTIVITY 3: FLOOD PREDICTION
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ACTIVITY 4: GAME: PLAY FLOOD FIGHTERS
Download Flood Fighter: Nevada Educational Video Game

 


SECTION 2: HUMAN IMPACT - DOWNLOAD TEACHER LESSON PLAN

ACTIVITY 5: EXPLORING DEBRIS
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ACTIVITY 6: RIVER STRAIGHTENING 
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ACTIVITY 7: FLOODPLAIN BUILDING
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ACTIVITY 8: REMOVING WETLAND AREAS
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SECTION 3: FLOOD PREVENTION - DOWNLOAD TEACHER LESSON PLAN

ACTIVITY 9: BUDGET PLANNING
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ACTIVITY 10: DESIGN YOUR PLAN
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ACTIVITY 11: PLAN EVALUATION
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