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In this set of exercises, students will study rivers and waterways around them by using the Internet, maps, and their knowledge of local landscapes. The students will use an EPA Web site to investigate what is upstream and downstream of them. They will also look at graphs of flow in familiar river locations on a live U.S. Geological Survey Web site. Using small rocks and a washbasin, students will build a model that leads to extending their understanding of streams in different geographic locations. A topographic map exercise will expose students to topographic maps and allow them to look for the origins of streams. Finally, a reading exercise will illustrate the issue of the importance of lower-order streams to downstream areas, and students will be asked to implement their ideas to protect a stream on a dairy farm.


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Update Standards?

SCI.6.3.B: Science

use models to represent aspects of the natural world such as a model of Earth's layers;

SCI.8.3.B: Science

use models to represent aspects of the natural world such as an atom, a molecule, space, or a geologic feature;
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-06-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a series of short video clips on key topics in Ancient Chinese history. The clips, each a few minutes long, include relevant images and a factual narrative of the content. Topics include geography, the ancient dynasties, and the silk road. As referenced in the descriptions, the clips could be useful for working with ELL students who need another way to access key information. The videos would serve to increase their understanding of the content. It is also suggested that the clips and/or the images could be integrated into PowerPoint presentations depending on the individual needs of the class. While the video clips are very informative, it is important to note that they are not a complete curriculum unit. It would be necessary for teachers to supplement with other activities to fully engage the students.

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