2:57 pm September 22, 2009, by Maureen Downey
I am curious whether any teachers have enough flexibility to tap into the flooding for a science lesson once school resumes tomorrow. (At least I hope it resumes Wednesday.)
The heavy flooding would be an ideal way to teach about precipitation and soil types. (And also about why two feet of water can float a car and 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock you off your feet.)
In researching with my own kids, I was surprised to learn that flash floods are the No. 1 weather-related killer in the U.S. And nearly 80 percent of flash flood deaths are auto related.
It seems like a great teaching moment, as they say.
Are the days so tightly scripted that you won’t be able to use the rain and floods as a topic? (I realize that there will be today’s missed lessons to make up.)
Or are you already planning to discuss?
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