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  • Eco Express
    TIED TO STANDARDS LOCAL RELEVANT REAL Register for FREE X Oops Please select a grade to do the search Advanced search Search results No videos found EcoExpress is a program

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  • Eco Express
    STANDARDS LOCAL RELEVANT REAL Register for FREE X Oops Please select a grade to do the search Advanced search Search results No videos found SEE ALL VIDEOS EcoExpress is a

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    STANDARDS LOCAL RELEVANT REAL Register for FREE X Oops Please select a grade to do the search Advanced search Search results No videos found SEE ALL VIDEOS EcoExpress is a

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    a short video clip of a parking lot in a rainstorm Or you could show pictures from of a parking lot in a rainstorm Your goal is to have students understand that we are trying to manage storm water and prepare for the effects of climate change Here is a suggestion of a video to show Explain that increased downpours are a result of climate change If we are going to prepare for the effects we have to consider a green roof as one solution Discuss how green roofs keep water on sight Use references below to show the construction of a green roof Emphasize that green roofs need to be commercially designed and installed to be safe a work properly Discuss the cumulative effect of each individual doing his or her share to solve the problem Discuss how Philadelphia has 60 combined sewers and when there is a heavy rainfall the infrastructure can t handle all the water If we can t keep water on sight where it falls then we get flooding ACTIVITY MATERIALS Rectangular plastic containers one for each group 3 flat sponges for each group Spray bottle one for each group Aluminum tray one for each group Paper towels Beaker one for each group Graduated cylinder one for each group Timer INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES NOTE This activity could be a bit wet Be ready with paper towels or do this outside Take a square plastic container This represents a house Place the container in an aluminum tray to catch water The aluminum tray represents the sewer system and river it is connected to Spray the top of the container for 30 seconds simulating a rainstorm Pour the water from the tray into a beaker and then into a graduated cylinder to measure the amount of rain that

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    more I E a student who is 12 now will be 78 in 2080 and experiencing 56 more days over 90⁰ Reference Center for Climate Systems Research CCSR Columbia University Allow students to brainstorm why this is a problem Answers could include Heat Related Illnesses heat stroke heat exhaustion Heat Related Deaths Asthma trigger Discomfort Bigger electricity bill from running AC Introduce the idea that there are things that can be done to mitigate the effects of climate change Green roof a green roof is a roof of a building that is covered or partially covered with vegetation planted over a special waterproof membrane Green roofs serve several purposes absorbing rain water providing insulation serving as a habitat for birds and lowering urban air temperature Porous pavement porous pavement is a range of various pavements that allow water to flow through lessening the amount of runoff and cleaning water as it flows through by trapping particles or dirt and trash Trees trees can mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing water and transforming heat energy Rain gardens rain gardens can absorb water an lessen the effects of runoff Flow through planter flow through planters also absorb excess water during heavy rain storms Rain barrels hold water during a heavy rainstorm and allow the homeowner to release and use water later after the storm has passed ACTIVITY MATERIALS Shoebox Clay Tape Drinking straws Fake moss Plastic flowers Plastic leaves Glue Pictures of rain gardens below Pencils Students will build a house that uses green infra structure techniques Houses should include these six elements green roof rain barrel flow through planter porous pavement trees and a rain garden Begin by drawing on the shoebox what would typically be found in the front of a house Windows doors shutters or shades Make

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    rainstorm Have them describe what it looks like If it is difficult to elicit a response to this question show a short video clip of a parking lot in a rainstorm Or you could show pictures from of a parking lot in a rainstorm Your goal is to have students understand that we are trying to manage storm water and prepare for the effects of climate change Here is a suggestion of a video to show Explain that increased downpours are a result of climate change If we are going to prepare for the effects we have to consider rain barrel as one solution Explain that if everyone does their share the cumulative effect of these practices will be realized Explain that in the activity they are about to do students will model what happens when water seeps slowly through soil One of the most vital functions of vegetative areas is its ability to store water and keep it out of the waterways during storm events By storing water on a temporary basis water settles out and is absorbed by the vegetation This is a key factor in reducing the frequency and intensity of flooding events As development increases throughout

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    to 3 more days for the 2050s Up to 5 more days for the 2080s In the Northeast there has been a 74 increase in the amount of precipitation falling in very heavy events from 1958 to 2011 Explain that this poses a problem for Philadelphia because when it rains our sewers overflow into local streams and rivers and that increased heavy downpours will exacerbate this problem Ask students what they think the words porous pavement mean Have them write a definition Ask what is a non porous pavement Ask students what is below the streets and sidewalks Below the cement and asphalt Your goal is to have students realize there is porous soil below the asphalt and cement Ask students if they have every seen a parking lot in a heavy rainstorm Have them describe what it looks like If it is difficult to elicit a response to this question show a short video clip of a parking lot in a rainstorm Or you could show pictures from of a parking lot in a rainstorm Your goal is to have students understand that non porous surfaces are not the surface of choice if you are trying to manage storm

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    This reduces runoff allowing storm water to soak into the ground Ask students if they have every seen a parking lot in a heavy rainstorm Have them describe what it looks like If it is difficult to elicit a response to this question show a short video clip of a parking lot in a rainstorm Or you could show pictures from of a parking lot in a rainstorm Your goal

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