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See content breakdown below:
-The following vocabulary is addressed by matching definitions, graphical images, real images, Google Earth images, and graphic organizers: FLOODPLAIN, FLOW RATE, BEDLOAD, TRIBUTARY, MEANDER, V-SHAPED VALLEY, U-SHAPED VALLEY, OXBOW LAKE, SUSPENSION, ALLUVIUM, YAZOO STREAM, DIVIDE, WATERSHED, LEVEE, BACKSWAMP, RAPIDS, RIVER WIDTH, RIVER DEPTH, and RIVER AGE CHARACTERISTICS.
-Matching activity of key science content vocabulary: bed load, meander, V-shaped valley U-shaped valley, oxbow lake, tributary, suspension, alluvium, yazoo stream, floodplain, divide, watershed, levee, backswamp (wetland), and rapids.
-Matching activity with BOTH definition and associated image: bed load, meander, U-shaped valley, V-shaped valley, oxbow lake, tributary, suspension, alluvium, yazoo stream, floodplain, divide, watershed, levee, backswamp (wetland), and rapids.
-Information table with terminology based on river age (young, mature, and old) AND Google Earth images: the Columbia River in Washington, Ohio River in Ohio, and the Delaware River in Pennsylvania.
-Characteristics of young rivers. Actual rivers (Isa Valley, Japan and Glen River, Ireland) with terminology including BOTH graphical images and REAL images.
-Characteristics of mature rivers: Actual rivers (Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and Cumberland River in Tennessee) with terminology including BOTH graphical images and REAL images.
-Characteristics of old rivers: Actual rivers (Mississippi River, Louisiana and Shenandoah River, Virginia) with terminology including BOTH graphical images and REAL images.
-Identification of river features: labeling of real rivers (New River, West Virginia, Missouri, River, Montana, Mississippi River, Louisiana, and White River, Arkansas).
-Matching river features/terminology with relative age of young, mature, or old.
Identification of rivers around the United States categorized by age: Salmon River, Idaho, Upper Delaware River, New York, Smith River, California, Red River, Kentucky, Missouri River, North Dakota, Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania, Colorado River, Arizona, Etowah River, Georgia, Columbia River, Washington, Mississippi River, Louisiana, Lower Colorado River, Mexico, and Lower Hudson River, New York City, New York.
Very special cut and paste, Smartboard, or Velcro and laminate activity that challenges many learners based on how the information is presented. The instructor decides the difficulty! This has been used on a 6th grade science day with high acclaim.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about rivers. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your hydrology and water cycle teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 8th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
Answer key provided.
Great feedback from students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”