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Using Inquiry to Discover Stream Formations In a Small Stream part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an inquiry based earth science field investigation intended for students in grades 10-12. Students first begin by mapping a section of a small stream and from that process begin to investigate and discover the basic features of a stream. These may include features such as meanders, cut banks, point bars, levees and oxbows. Students should also discover how the dynamics of stream discharge, erosion and deposition over time influence the above stream patterns and stream development. Students will be expected to collect and use data and to compile a journal which should include, data, drawings, maps, appropriate calculations, questions, reflections, and discussion notes. [image right border]