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Stream Profile Activity
In this activity, students use elevation and distance data to construct graphic profiles and determine the average gradients for three streams. A series of discussion questions addresses concepts of deposition, erosion, and nickpoints, and gives students practice compiling evidence to provide scientific explanations. Graphs can be constructed by hand on paper or generated using graphing software.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Data spreadsheet requires Microsoft Excel
Exercise requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Zach Miller.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-054
Related resources:
This resource requires 'Stream Profile Spreadsheet'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Zach Miller
North Salem High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation