Mrs. Rigdon’s Science 1 students became consultants for a recent classroom project dealing with flooding on the Mississippi. The students were given a scenario of a company looking to build on a Mississippi floodplain and had to decide whether or not to build on the given site. Small groups of students researched historical flooding in the area, flood prevention techniques, and the cost effectiveness of prevention techniques. After completing their research the students presented their recommendations to build or not to a panel of adults. While role playing their consultant positions the students answered questions from the panel and explained their reasoning behind the recommendation to build or find a different location.