Stream Erosion Teacher Resources

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Erosion Patterns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore erosion when there are multiple types of sediments. They view a soil separation demonstration jar before and after agitation to determine how and why the layers settled. In addition, they conduct experiments with a river...
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Rivers & Watersheds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An outstanding presentation of rivers and watersheds awaits your earth scientists! The erosion process created by rivers is addressed. Viewers are introduced to v-shaped valleys, alluvial fans, and watersheds. Several slides are...
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Rivers and Streams

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this rivers and streams worksheet, young scholars explore how rivers and streams react with the environment. Students also study where the major rivers flow in their local areas. Activities are provided that help young scholars...
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Meandering Rivers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This "old school" video is of a teacher using a chalkboard (imagine that!), to illustrate how meandering rivers are created, and how they flow. The teacher does a good job of describing how the meandering river bed changes over time due...
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Gallery Walk Questions on Rivers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A Gallery Walk is a technique that allows small groups to visit different stations, where they examine and discuss materials about an overarching topic. Questions about rivers and fluvial processes are available in this resource;...
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Physical Geography - Running Water: Erosion & Deposits

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here is a good video that describes the main types of "flow" associated with rivers; laminer, turbulent, and shooting flow. They are all aptly described and accompanied by excellent video footage shot in Yellowstone National Park. A...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
If you are looking for a straightforward presentation about erosion and deposition with an emphasis on rivers, look no further. While not super flashy or entertaining, vocabulary is presented simply and accompanied by pictures to...
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Erosion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this erosion worksheet, young scholars complete a crossword puzzle given 17 clues about the types of erosion, the causes of erosion and the results of erosion.
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Erosion... Can You Fight It?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study erosion and its effects on shorelines. In this erosion lesson, students work in an engineering team to design a seawall and submit a cost bid to their teacher. Students must determine the energy of a wave and design a wall...
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Erosion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
A set of PowerPoint slides supports a lecture or class review of weathering and erosion. Viewers learn the definition of each and examine various photos for evidence. Erosion is further depicted as caused by wind, water, and ice....
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Wave Erosion Lab

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Using a stream table, erosion enthusiasts examine how the density of sediment and how the slope of land contribute to the amount moved by waves. You will not be able to use this entire resource as is; there are teachers' names and...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Erosion is the leading cause of the loss of topsoil and sediment deposits in ditches, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The ninth lesson plan in a 10-part series includes two different activities related to soil erosion. First,...
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Weathering, Erosion, and Landforms—Student Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tired of your learners taking you for granite? Use a unit that offers multiple hands-on weathering and erosion labs and interactive activities. Some of the exciting lessons include planning a tour of Australia, using ice to break glass,...
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Weathering and Erosion

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, learners use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to help them solve the crossword puzzle on weathering and erosion. They identify the various factors that cause erosion in different places.
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Rivers Worksheet

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this geography worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions about rivers of the world. They identify wild life that is found near rivers, how rivers can be used, and about landforms near river banks.
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What is it? Weathering, Erosion, or Deposition?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Just as rocks move through the rock cycle, your giddy geologists will move descriptions around until they are all in the correct category. After cutting out several types of rock movement, learners determine whether the action is...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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Introduction to Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you struggling to make the concepts of weathering and erosion interesting? Those were my sediments exactly! The lesson offers a hands-on experiment with multiple variables that can be completed in the classroom.  
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River Erosion

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine and identify the features of rivers. They observe a demonstration of river erosion on a stream table, and take a field trip to a local stream.
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What Are Erosion and Sediments?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create experiments in class based on the erosion of Earth. In this erosion lesson, students perform a lab in class replicating the effects of erosion. Students finally draw their own conclusions based on the research performed.
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Let's Get Moving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rivers top the list of causes of erosion over time. Scholars experiment with wind, water, and ice reshaping sand. They connect the simulations facts about erosion and deposition to understand unique landforms such as the Grand Canyon and...
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Stream Table

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore channelization, riparian habitats and soil erosion to find out about  the aquatic habitats in Iowa. In this aquatic habitats lesson, students define important terms and read an article about pollution.  Young...
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Erosion: Natural or Unnatural

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore how water has the power to erode, how developing the land (building roads, buildings and parking lots) increases the amount of water reaching our rivers, and how this greater quantity of water increases erosion....
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Comparison of Different Methods for Determining Stream Flow at a Stream Site

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students make measurements and calculations to  determine the stream flow of an outdoor stream site. In this stream characteristics lesson, students travel to a field site to construct a transect across a stream and measure the stream's...

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