Journey of a Raindrop – Extensions for Students
Extensions for Students
- Take pictures with a digital camera (or scan 35mm photos) to make your school's own version of Journey of a Raindrop to the Bay multimedia presentation or picture book. Photos of the larger rivers can usually be found on the Internet by doing a search for the river's name or using picsearch.com on the Internet.
- At home, look around the yard to see where water would go. Make a list to create a personal watershed address.
- Use the rough sketch map of the schoolyard to create a more detailed topographic map of the same area.
- Read more about rivers, lakes, and other water bodies that water flows through on its way to the Chesapeake Bay in The River, Down a River, or Rivers and Lakes (see Resources).
- Use a Virginia map and a copy of the W.A.V.E. Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Watersheds map to determine which river rainwater would flow into from these locations: Richmond, Fredericksburg, Waynesboro, Lake Anna, Arlington, Lexington, Winchester, Bowling Green, and Culpeper.
- See Building an Outdoor Classroom in the Project Action Guide.