Christian Kinsey
4 years ago
Last Updated
3 years ago
This project will help students understand the use and needs of water from a state level to a garden level. Students will gain an understanding of California's drought patterns, take a look a how and where water is used in the state, then move into study their local watershed. Finally, they will look at the water needs for their high school garden and choose the most efficient irrigation system for their layout. Students will move between their science and math classes to gain a foundational understanding, then move to their Metal Shop class to study rainwater collection systems and finally design and build one for their garden.

This unit is brought to you by Christian Kinsey (Metal shop), Robin Herrnberger (science), and Jonathan Schwartz (Math) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Trish Valceschini.


Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Rainwater Collection System Research (CTE)

There is a Drought in California! A Competition for Water (CTE)

Drought Patterns in California (CTE)

Garden Irrigation Methods (CTE)

Installation of Rainwater Collection System

Choosing a Rainwater Collection System

Planning of a Rainwater Collection System

How Much Does it Rain in Sacramento? (Math)

The Rivers of California (Math)

Build a Wooden River Map (CTE)

Introduction to Measurement, Area, Volume, and Rate (Math)

Irrigation Design (CTE)