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River Systems and Your Community


Students are challenged to use their understanding of river systems to plan a riverside park in or near their community.

 



STUDENTS WILL...

  • Understand how and why rivers are part of Earth systems.
  • Participate in scientific inquiry and construct logical conclusions based on evidence.
  • Recognize the hazards and benefits of developing land near high or low gradient streams.
  • Appreciate the value of Earth science information in saving lives and preventing or reducing damage to communities.

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Last updated: May 11, 2010


This project is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation and the AGI Foundation. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.



 


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