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instructions from NISENet!
We've enjoyed teaching The River Dynamics Experience class, offered free-of-charge to middle schoolers in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, over the past year! Now, you can have fun creating a miniature model watershed using simple materials that you already have at home.
Be sure to make a prediction before you simulate each rainstorm, then discuss or record your observations.
Think about the fact that "what happens upstream" always influences the water quality and processes downstream. Why is it important to keep watersheds healthy?
How many states does the Mississippi River Basin drain before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico?
A watershed is an area of land from which all water drains to a common waterway, such as a lake, ocean, or river. It includes the surface water and all of the underlying groundwater!