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Geology Labs On-line: VirtualRiver DLESE Reviewed Collection
Students participate in two interactive exercises designed to help the user learn about river processes like discharge, flooding, and flood frequency. Each activity requires a person to make careful observations and measurements, do simple calculations, and answer questions about his or her work. A Certificate of Completion is available for printing 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:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000, Geology Labs On-Line.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-353
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: Gary Novak
Department of Geological Sciences, California State University at Los Angeles