This lesson is part of Investigating Rivers, a unit designed for upper KS2 (Y4-6).
It introduces many key river concepts and a wide range of related vocabulary. First the presentation recaps the main processes of the water cycle. It then introduces some of the well known features of river systems (e.g. waterfalls and lakes). There are two activities:
Students are challenged to match eight features of river systems to photos, satellite images and maps. This activity can easily be differentiated by giving groups different numbers of cards.
In the worksheet activity students identify the same features on a simplified drawing of a river system. It is differentiated two ways:
Easier – Students identify river features and complete cloze procedure definitions.
Harder – Students identify river features and write their own definitions of four river features.
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