In Save our Shore, students can build upon prior knowledge they have of erosion and possibly relate to what they know of damage that was done by Hurricane Sandy or Hurricane Katrina. Save our Shore includes a two minute video showing Pacific coast erosion damage to engage the students in a phenomenon that affects many towns and home that live near water. As students learn about coastal erosion they will be making sense of the role engineers play in protecting our shorelines. Students are challenged to develop a plan to help an imaginary town of Seaside manage a soil erosion problem. Using a wave tank and working in groups, students will modify the beach to alleviate as much sand erosion as possible using the materials they are provided. They are challenged to include two policies that regulate human behavior and do not physicially alter the shoreline.