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Aug 17, 2007
This lesson gave a clear understanding of the formation of coastal wetlands. It is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. I thought it was great because it incorporates social studies into a scientific experiment. Students will learn and label the major rivers in the U.S. It provides hands on experiments which students will enjoy because they are able to build a model of a watershed and get messy in the process. They are able to get a visualization of how items in the environment such as rocks, pollutants, and sediments affect rivers. I will definitely remember this lesson plan if I am ever in need of an activity that deals with the Mississippi River or formation of coastal wetlands.