In this Activity, students design and test a variety of culvert (tunnel) designs, and they learn how poor backfilling procedures can contribute to culvert failure.
By the end of the activity, students should be able to:
Students should be encouraged to enjoy the Activity.
They should not be rushed or under pressure to obtain the “correct answer” or a high grade.
Instead, they should be given a chance to design and test possible culvert designs. Students should be encouraged to take “before” and “after” photos of their tests.
This is an easy Activity to build and operate. We used much of the same equipment for the Tanks, Culverts, Dams and Retaining Wall Activities.
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