Sediment Mitigation on the Toutle River

Grade levels:
4, 5
Content areas:
Science, STEM
Science, STEM, geology, sediment, erosion, eruption, volcanoes
Related Standards :
Oregon State Science Standards 4-ESS3-2
Type of resource:
Lesson/Unit Plan

After learning about Soil, Rocks and Landforms with the 4th grade FOSS unit of the same name, students designed a plan to mitigate continued sediment release into the Toutle River as a result of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. This project was created by the Mount St. Helens Institute. They readily shared this project with us.