While our wind tests have shown us the devastating effects it can have on soil, second graders spent time brainstorming ways in which they can prevent the wind from eroding a farming landscape.
Many students came up with ideas to build a wall, a green house, or even a pipe system to redirect the wind. However, all these solutions can be costly to build, and as the wind changes direction, may not work.
Using a simple solution of water, which is readily available on most farms, second graders will begin planning for a technology that can disperse water to keep the soil in its place. Stay tuned...
Considering water as a solution...
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Why aren't buildings built so much closer to the Chicago River or to Lake Michigan? Hmm...