Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Nile River Valley Models

One of the great units in 2nd grade science is our study of Egypt, which enhances the ongoing 2nd grade classroom study. Today we set up a model of the Nile River by constructing a river, adding sand and soil surrounding the river, planting the entire area with seeds, and then flooding the area with water. This simulates the periodic flooding that made the Nile River valley such a fertile place to grow crops. Will the grass and wheat germinate and flourish? Stay tuned to find out the answer in a few weeks!

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