STEM Careers Coalition: Every Drop Counts
How can irrigation systems be redesigned to reduce water waste?

Students explore the components of irrigation systems used around the world. They will investigate the challenges of different systems and develop an understanding of how irrigation systems can both contribute to and help our global water crisis.

OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to:
• Construct their own water
irrigation system
• Evaluate the pros and cons of
an irrigation system, including
its efficiency and waste
• Develop irrigation system
design modifications to help
reduce water used or wasted
• Assess another irrigation
system design and apply
constructive critiques in order
to optimize their own design

Middle School: Grades 6–8
45–60 minute activity

Classroom Activity (.pdf)


Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Hydrology
Engineering Topics
Structures
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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