Plant and Earth Science
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Use of an inquiry approach for exploring relationships between small stream dynamics, channel geometry, and bedform movement part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
This group activity allows students to identify questions in the field on an actual physical system (in this case a small sand and gravel bed stream), then design experiments to answer their own questions. The greatest strength of this activity is that students can become quite invested in this, because it comes out of their own innate curiosity and creativity.