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Lesson Plan: Floods and Droughts Science

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe the effects of floods and droughts and where they are most likely to occur.


Students will be able to

  • describe and compare floods and droughts,
  • describe some effects of floods and droughts on humans, plants, animals, and the environment,
  • identify water issues that impact Egypt and global communities,
  • explain which climate zones and habitats are most likely to experience water issues.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the water cycle,
  • the idea that different areas of the world have different climates,
  • different types of habitats,
  • precipitation,
  • how to read a map,
  • climate zones (limited to temperate, tropical, and polar).


Students will not cover

  • measures used to prevent floods or droughts,
  • measures taken to protect living things and the environment from floods or droughts.

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