Quickfacts: Lessons that involve hands-on activities are sometimes the best way to educate young children about sophisticated ideas. This project involves teaching children about the harms of storm water run-off and enlightens the students about the importance of litter prevention while sending a loud message to the entire school.
Laying the Groundwork
The second graders that I have the privilege to work with at my daughter’s school are more knowledgeable about storm water run-off and pollution prevention than most grown-ups with whom I come in contact. With the cooperation of a willing teacher, the following project can be replicated in any classroom and the results are sure to impress.