Use these questions to check students’ understanding and stimulate discussion:
1. What was the problem with Jay’s creek?
(It was drying up.)
2. What did beavers do on the creek when Jay was a kid?
(They built dams that slowed the water.)
3. How did fast water harm the creek?
(It washed away soil that soaked up and held onto water.)
4. What steps did Jay use to solve his problem?
(Answers will vary.)
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