Hydrology and Landforms

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Three days of erosion exploration await your elementary geologists. Learners begin by examining rivers via Google Earth, then they model water flow in sand, and finally, they identify resulting landforms. This lesson is written specifically for residents of Ohio, but with a little preparation, it can be adapted to your local watershed. 

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  • Adaptable to Next Generation Science Standards in fourth grade earth science
  • Color satellite images provided for projection

  • Day two is materials-heavy and it may be difficult for small groups to stay on task; consider doing the modeling as a demonstration