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Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA)
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Runoff or Recharge

Grab your lab coats and get ready. Using models and real soil samples we’ll discover how different surface materials contribute to groundwater recharge, urban runoff or play an important role in helping to fight erosion.

Activity Description

Using models, students will investigate how asphalt, grass and soil affect water runoff or recharge. Students will also learn how precipitation that infiltrates the ground surface contributes to groundwater recharge and how plants keep soil in place and prevent erosion.

This activity centre is part of the Water Protection theme.

Curriculum Links

Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)

Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soils in the Environment)

Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 4 (Rocks and Minerals)

Fundamental Concepts

Sustainability and Stewardship