Rivers and Flooding Lab

Laurel Senft
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Westchester Community College
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Summary

Understand flooding - why it occurs, how to measure the size and frequency of a flood, the relationship between size and flooding, and how human activity can increase the frequency of flooding events.

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Context

Audience

Introductory Geology

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

None.

How the activity is situated in the course

Two hour lab period.

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

See lab.

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

  • Manipulating and plotting data
  • Drawing conclusions from data
  • Critical thinking

Other skills goals for this activity

  • Learning how to use Microsoft Excel

Description of the activity/assignment

Understand flooding - why it occurs, how to measure the size and frequency of a flood, the relationship between size and flooding, and how human activity can increase the frequency of flooding events.

Determining whether students have met the goals

Hand in answers.

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