STEM Curriculum

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s STEM Curriculum provides lessons which are intended to supplement current curriculum that supports Earth’s water standards. All of the lessons have been developed in alignment with Arizona Science Standards.

This curriculum provides elementary and middle school teachers with inquiry-based, hands on lessons that will assist in introducing meteorology, emergency planning, and engineering concepts to students. Additional grade levels are being developed, so check back or modify one of the current lessons for your students.


About the Curriculum

The lessons are a resource for you and can be changed or modified to fit the needs of your students. Feel free to use all or just some of the lessons provided. There are resource kits available with materials necessary for the hands-on components of the lessons. Contact our STEM Team to reserve a kit.

Each grade level unit includes:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Student pre and post assessments
  • Power Point Slides
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Instructions for each hands-on activity
  • Blackline Masters
  • Links to websites, videos, and interactive tools
  • Resource Kits (available on request)
  • Teacher Feedback Forms

Flood Simulation Model - NOW VIRTUAL

The Interactive Flood Simulation Model is a high point of our STEM curriculum. Students love watching the water move down the river and teachers love how well it portrays flooding. This experience is now available virtually! Use the video below to show students the model or contact  Educational Outreach Strategist, Ellen Spielman or Outreach Coordination Liaison, Angela Clipper for a live Zoom demonstration.


Units Available