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Lesson 6 Xaverine’s Big Idea

Lesson 6Xaverine’s Big Idea

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After reading the included short story, “Xaverine’s Observation”, your students will identify characteristics of structures that aid in water collection, then design and test a rainwater collection system based on their discoveries.

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Recommended Levels

  • Grades 1-2

National Standards Addressed

Common Core Language Arts

  • Grade 1: Literature RL.1.1, RL.1.3
  • Grade 2: Foundational Skills RF.2.4, RF.2.4.a
  • Literature RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7

Geographic Focus

  • Rwanda, Africa

Recommended Materials

  • Small cardboard or tissue boxes
  • Wax paper, aluminum foil, paper towel rolls, toothpicks, straws
  • Small glass containers
  • Scissors, tape and glue
  • Live plants (optional)