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Patrons learn about how different types of soil have different capacities for retaining water, and some can result in flooding problems, by testing three different soil samples (sand, potting soil, and clay)

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Hints for uses in your library This activity has great extensions for high school learners
Related Links American Geosciences Institute
Discovery Education
FEMA Fact Sheets: Floods and Flash Floods
The Weather Channel: Flood and Flash Flood Safety
Flood Warning Home Page
Originating Source Earth Science Week
Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
Related Books
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Floods by Chris Oxlade
Floods by Libby Koponen
Extreme Weather: A Guide to Surviving Flash Floods, Severe Snowstorms, Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters by Bonnie Schneider and Max Mayfield

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Flood!

Flood!

Patrons learn about how different types of soil have different capacities for retaining water, and some can result in flooding problems, by testing three different soil samples (sand, potting soil, and clay)