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Do As the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct

Source: Teach Engineering

Description: Students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components that can transport two liters of water across a short distance in the classroom. The design challenge is to create an aqueduct that can supply Aqueductis, a (hypothetical) Roman city, with clean water for private homes, public baths and fountains as well as crop irrigation.

Topics explored: Civil engineering; agriculture; environmental considerations; history

Education Level

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Engineering


• Hydrology

• Hydropower Facilities