Activity Materials

  • About this resource
  • Educational Objectives
  • Background Science
  • Mathematics
  • Run the Model

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Credits

    Related Links
  • Contact Webmaster

  • Educational Objectives

    By the time you finish this exercise, you should be able to do the following:

    1. Use a Surface Water Runoff Model
      • Working with Inputs
        • Analyze and format various types of input data (such as rainfall patterns) for use in a surface water runoff model. Data can be collected from a variety of sources.
        • Provide an explanation of the fundamental mathematics, assumptions, and limitations of surface water runoff models.
      • Working with Outputs
        • Interpret a graphic repesentation of important concepts, such as curve numbers.
      • Interpreting the Results
        • Describe the limitations of the model and the results provided
        • Communicate complex technical, economic, and policy-related material in a professional, plain-English manner in a written document.
    2. Work As a Team
      • Organize an effective team.
      • Effectively communicate specialized knowledge to other team members in order to make well-informed collective decisions.
      • Divide a complex task into manageable team assignments.
      • Establish and meet team deadlines.

    Developed by
    Shodor logoThe Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    in cooperation with the
    North Carolina State University
    Cooperative Extension Service
    Neuse River Education Team

    Copyright © 1998