Middle School Science Curriculum

Middle School Science Curriculum

The Flood Protection Authority developed lesson plans for science and social studies teachers.  These lesson plans provide background information and activities to help students learn about the risks and challenges associated with living with water, gain an in-depth knowledge of the flood protection system, and share their learning experiences with family and friends.

The lesson plans were developed in accordance with the Louisiana Department of Education’s Performance Expectations. The lessons and activities are based on the 5 Es Learning and Instruction Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). Major topics covered in the lessons are: Geographical Orientation (where do the students live in relation to the water surrounding them); Storm Surge (what is the science behind it); the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (where and what it does); Risk and Preparedness (what is it and how can they protect themselves and educate others); and model building. The Flood Protection Authority hopes that the result of teaching these lessons is that students gain a comprehensive understanding of flood protection and risk reduction.

Middle School Science Curriculum

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The Flood Protection Authority developed lesson plans for science and social studies teachers.  These lesson plans provide background information and activities to help students learn about the risks and challenges associated with living with water, gain an in-depth knowledge of the flood protection system, and share their learning experiences with family and friends.

The curriculum was developed in accordance with the National Next Generation Science Standards and the Louisiana Department of Education’s Performance Expectations. The lessons and activities are based on the 5 Es Learning and Instruction Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). Major topics covered in the program are: Geographical Orientation (where do the students live in relation to the water surrounding them); Storm Surge (what is the science behind it); the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (where and what is it); the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier (field trip and model building); Risk and Preparedness (what is it and how can they protect themselves and educate others). Included in this curriculum are a number of classroom activities under each topic resulting in a comprehensive understanding of flood protection and risk reduction.