Are your students ready for a challenge? In this science and language arts integrated lesson, students will not only learn about floods and droughts, but they will also brainstorm and develop solutions.
Students will be able to identify key problems of floods and drought. Students will be able to develop solutions to help people during a flood or a drought. Students will be able to understand the differences between floods and droughts.
Brainstorm the causes and effects of rain with the students. Potential questions include: What can happen when it doesn’t rain enough? What can happen when it rains too little?
Explain the difference between a drought, or a lack of rain, and a flood, or an overabundance of rain.
Tell the students that they will be learning more about the differences between floods and droughts and designing a solution to improve conditions when there is a flood or a drought.