Jill Baumtrog

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Activities (3)

Variable Rivers part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a tabletop river activity. Students work in small groups to test an isolated variable; they will test either amount of water, velocity, or steepness of the riverbed to see how it affects a river's depth, width, and delta size.

Urban Planning 101: Map Appreciation part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a synthesis activity, providing closure to river and/or map units. Students will begin by looking at a series of maps, including 3D maps. They will brainstorm ways the natural world may interact with humans and vice-versa. Students will then come up with a list of features of a city or town, make decisions where to set up the infrastructure, and construct a city while focusing on the interaction between humans and their surroundings.

Variable Rivers part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This activity is designed to be used as an introduction to rivers and river processes. Students will be working in small groups to test an isolated variable in rivers; they will test either the amount of water, velocity of water, or steepness of the river bed to determine how those variables affect the size and shapes of rivers.