This is an activity where students listen to a 9-minute podcast on the basics of river morphology and then examine 5 world rivers using Google Maps or Google Earth.

Students are asked to write down their observations of each of the rivers, draw a small sketch of the main features and then ask meaningful questions that they would ask to learn more about each of the rivers.

This is a great way to start off a unit on rivers – it can be set as a remote task, home study or done in class.

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Podcast Episode (find it here)

Downloadable activity (Download)




World River Quest – Listen to a podcast, satellite views of rivers, sketching, meaningful questions
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