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Rivers: Short In-Class Activity
This in-class, Starting Point activity uses images of the James River at Belle Island, Virginia, including one at flood stage, a plot of peak streamflow since 1935, and an image of potholes in the Petersburg Granite at the same location to teach students to make observations, estimates, and interpretations. This site builds a context of use for this activity by outlining learning goals, teaching notes and tips (including links to related activities and information), and teaching materials. There are also recommendations for assessment and links to additional references and resources for pictures.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
Subject:
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-352
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Interactive Lectures'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Heather MacDonald
College of William and Mary