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Title: Dam Building Activity
Description: This activity is meant to be used with “The Jade Dragon” PEER Module. It allows students to evaluate four different locations for building a dam. The students must think critically about the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and determine as a team which solution is best. The activity provides a perspective on how our decisions can have far-reaching implications; even implications we may have never foreseen. 
Key Words: dam, volume, water 
Grade Level: 6th, 7th 
Subject: Science, Math, Social Studies/History 
 Dam Activity.swf
 Dam Activity Background.ppt
 Dam Activity Plan.doc
 Dam Discussion Questions.doc

Teacher's Request: I am looking for an activity to show students the effect of societies on their environment; for example, how building a dam might affect the surrounding area.


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