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Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Go with the flow and use a helpful resource. A set of two activities has learners investigate flow rates. They first determine the flow rate of a faucet by measuring how long it takes to fill a bucket. Using the results, they make a...
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Rivers and Streams

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this rivers and streams worksheet, students 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 students visualize the...
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Lesson Plan
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Who Polluted the River?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Study the impact of water pollution. A hands-on experiment and an interactive story about water pollution are the basis for the learning experience. 
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Rivers quiz 1

For Students 7th - 12th
In this rivers worksheet, students name the main rivers that run through the cities given to them that are around the world. Students complete 10 short answer questions.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

South America Quiz 1

For Students 7th - 12th
In this South America worksheet, students complete short answer questions on the rivers, countries, sports, and more about South America. Students complete 10 short answer questions.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Rivers Quiz 3

For Students 6th - 10th
In this rivers worksheet, students answer short answer questions about famous rivers around the world. Students complete 10 short answer questions.
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PPT
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The Willamette River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An informative set of slides inspects the Willamette River. Hydropower dams, agriculture, and the presence of major cities on its banks have led to increased bacteria, temperature, and mercury content as well as skeletal deformities in...
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Curated OER

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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Worksheet
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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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River Research

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students use the internet to research the streams and rivers found in Illinois. Using the information, they identify and describe the rivers and streams along with the physical characteristics of a river ecosystem. They share what they...
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America's Mighty Rivers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine the cultural importance of America's rivers. Using the Mississippi and Hudson Rivers, they examine a story that takes place on each river. They are introduced to the concepts of preservation and stewardship.
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Human Impacts on Major Rivers of the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore motivations behind human intervention in the stream flow of selected rivers, infer kinds of interventions and their results, and evaluate level of success of such interventions of stream flow as well as environmental...
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Organizer
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Rivers of the World

For Students 5th - 6th
In this river worksheet, students focus on various rivers across the planet. Students label the names of 18 rivers on the world map provided.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

From Maps to Models

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore watersheds through the use of a topographic map. They observe topographical maps and discuss their characteristics. In groups, students create a model clay island and make a topographical map of it. Afterward, groups...
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Rivers Through Time

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners read or have the book A River Ran Wild read to them. They discuss and reflect on the messages presented in the book. Students use their listening comprehension skills to draw conclusions. Learners articulate several examples of...
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Rivers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine how rivers are used in our modern world. They create and analyze a large class mural of a river illustrating the ways rivers are used by people and wildlife, and write an essay on how rivers should be used and why.
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Local River Life

For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify rivers in their county, state, or province, and research various kinds of animals and plants living in or near the rivers. They write short summaries about the animals and plant life, draw pictures, and compile...
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The River Ran Through It

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the processes that shape our rivers and form our lakes. They participate in hands-on and multimedia activities as they discover and apply the river-cutting processes of water.
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Lesson Plan
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Upstream And Downstream

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students gain an understanding of how elevation affects the flow of water. They discuss issues that can arise when residents and industries upstream pollute or irrigate a river, in opposition to those downstream. They role play opposing...
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Rivers that Flow from the Continental Divide: The Journey of Two Rivers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore river routes. In this social studies lesson, students trace the route of a river from its source and discuss the Continental Divide. Students draw the route the river takes and name the states it flows through. Students...
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Worksheet
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Google Earth Exercise: Rivers

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Google Earth worksheet, students search the site and answer short answer questions about different rivers in the world. Students answer 11 questions.
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Lesson Plan
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Exploring Our Watershed System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study watersheds and examine how they are composed.  In this watershed system lesson students explain how water enters a watershed and the concept of stream order. 
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Interactive
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Famous Rivers Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography worksheet, students examine the descriptions of 16 famous rivers and identify them by name within 3 minutes.
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Worksheet
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Geography

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this geography activity, students answer multiple choice questions about maps, rivers, land, and more. Students complete 20 multiple choice questions.