Rivers and Water

Some resources for use in teaching about rivers and water.

Pop River Basin
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Pop-up drainage basin  

A meal, a glass of coke, a menu and the creative thoughts of friend Jo and this is what happens... does what it says on the label. I don't think we've been forgiven for the menu. 

2 mb ppt 


 Percy raindrop's journey

New piece of work , images are courtesy of Ian Murray, students reorganise and then annotate the PowerPoint describing Percy's journey down the river course. A chance for some creative writing ,as well as displaying knowledge of key terminology and features.

 2 mb ppt


Find me- Water 

 Simple homework task, aimed at developing research skills.

47 kb doc


 River/Water terms dominoes

 As in the title.

35 kb doc

 Walk the Plank- River dominoes term

 Game that I used with the river/water dominoes task.

 External link


 Find me - Water- answers PowerPoint

 To be used with the above resource.

 1.2 mb ppt

 Niagara Falls leafet
 A webquest task asking students to produce an information leaflet for the famous waterfalls.
 107 kb doc
 Baseline hydrology task
 Just a set of questions that I used during Ofsted to show progress.
 87 kb ppt
 Drainage Basin features
 Simple name the features starter.
 75 kb ppt
 Drainage Basin and Hydrograph starter
 Elements of the previous PowerPoint and some additional questions related to hydrographs.
 75 kb ppt
 Factors affecting lag-times in draingae basins
 Simple PowerPoint starter, asking students to consider the factors that will influence the movement of water through the drainage basin.
 1 mb ppt
 Water Cycle Terms
 A simple terminology PowerPoint of key terms within the water cycle.
 1 mb ppt
 Water Cycle Terms
Just a Minute
 Flash based activity.
 External Link
 World Rivers Teacher Invaders
 Flash based activity, get them playing with an atlas.
 External Link
 River Basin- just a minute
 Flash based game
 External Link
 What is the question?
Drainage Basins
 Simple PowerPoint starter.
 45 kb ppt
 River Course Starter
 Question of sport type format, students need to decide which part of the course of a river is shown in the image.
 4 mb ppt
 Rivers noughts and crosses
 PowerPoint game- please read the instructions in the notes on the first slide before using.
 4 mb ppt
 River's work
 PowerPoint discussing the main transport processes, with a bit of aerobics thrown in for good measure. I then get the students to produce an A3 poster of the processes. Also works well using MS Paint.
 350 kb ppt
 River's work- just a minute
 Flash based game.
 External Link
 Rivers Harvest
 An undercover simple  test.
 3 mb ppt
 Rivers word search
 Whole class starter, as in the title.
 190 kb ppt
 Rivers penalty shoot-out
 Flash based game
 External Link
 Pop-up River Delta
 As in the name- a pop-up model for students to build and annotate.
 6.5 mb ppt
 Paul Williams