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Virtual River DLESE Reviewed Collection
These interactive exercises are designed to help students learn about river processes like discharge, flooding, and flood frequency. Each activity requires them to make careful observations and measurements, do simple calculations, and answer questions about their work. An interactive feedback and answer checking function checks their work. A Certificate of Completion is available at the end of each activity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Module / Unit
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2005 Geology Labs On-line.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-049
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary A. Novak
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University at Los Angeles

Publisher: Virtual Courseware Project