ERIC Number: ED480796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Do as the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct! Grades 6-8.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
In this activity, students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components to transport two liters of water across a short distance in the classroom. The goal is to build an aqueduct that will supply Aqueductis, a Roman city, with clean water for private homes, public baths, and glorious fountains. By introducing various ideas and themes from the social studies curriculum on Ancient Rome and an additional modeling project, it can be modified into an interdisciplinary activity. This activity requires a 200-minute time period over four days for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Critical Thinking, Daily Living Skills, Design, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Social Studies, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.