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Mapping Watersheds

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Use the a map maker kit to have your class locate the nearest river to where you live. Trace the watershed with a blue marker. Assign each pair of pupils one of the world's largest rivers to map out in the same way. Groups compare the shapes of their watersheds and then discuss why they differ. Teach them that the surrounding topography is responsible. You can use this lesson with emerging earth scientists as you study watersheds or landforms. 

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