Save Eddie Permeability

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Save Eddie Permeability

Your students are set with the challenge to save Eddie who is ship wrecked on a desert island. They will need to research and create a water catching device using only natural materials and some tape.

Your class will research the permeability of different natural materials to find out which material will be best to make their water catchers out of. They will then design and create their water catchers before putting it to the test and seeing which catcher can collect the most water and save Eddie!

After researching, designing, building, and testing, they will then evaluate their designs and teamwork, looking at what went well and what they could have done to improve it. This activity is best done in mixed ability groups of 2 or 3.

Equipment needed:

- Resource activity sheets

- Measuring jugs

- Water


- Scissors

Attached Files:

Teacher Guide.pdf
Investigation Results Table Diff. 1.pdf
Investigation Results Table Diff. 2.pdf
Evaluation Diff. 1.pdf
Evaluation Diff. 2.pdf


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