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In this assignment, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of fluvial and glacial features. Firstly, they simply have to find an example of both a meandering and braided river and cut-and-paste the image into their assignment. They also need to trace the path of the river to see where it ends. Next, they are given three latitude/longitude coordinates and are asked to determine the river type, channel width, floodplain width, gradient, etc. In the last part, they are given the latitude/longitude coordinates of two valleys. They use the terrain & tilt features of Google Earth to determine whether the valley is V- or U-shaped. They then decide what sort of processes is responsible for the valley's shape.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
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    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Teaching with Google Earth, Teaching with Technology , Teaching with Visuals,Glacial/Periglacial,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Fluvial,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Physical,Geoscience,GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200157647T

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    English

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