River & Stream Dynamics Unit



Throughout this two-day long, no-prep rivers and streams unit, students focus on how streams shape Earth’s surface.

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Students learn about the distinguishing characteristics and features that make up streams, including watersheds, drainage divides and basins, tributaries, floodplains, deltas, meanders, levees and drainage patterns. Diagrams, formulas and thorough explanations are included to differentiate between erosion and deposition on a stream due to changes in velocity.

The following resources are included in this two-day long unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Stream Dynamics Lesson Plan
  • Stream Dynamics PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Stream Dynamics Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • How Clean Is Your Water? Lab & Answer Key


Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 65+
Teaching Duration: 2 Days

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