Constructing an aqueduct will give students the knowledge of the
historical and environmental aspect of what it takes to find and construct a method to move water from
one area to another. Students will also consider the environment in their construct and try to create an
ecofriendly method to each part of the construction. This lesson is geared towards current issues in our
society that require future solutions using science and engineering
Purpose: Aqueducts are majestic and graceful ancient structures and engineering marvels that survive to this day. Since water is scarce in many parts of the world, and populations continue to grow, civil and agricultural engineers design systems that deliver water, natural gas and other resources from far away to the people who need them. Some factors that engineers consider when designing water transport systems are the project cost and whether it is efficient enough to get the job done without wasting resources.