Rivers and Flooding » Movies, presentations and worksheets

1) An introduction to rivers- movie image

1) An introduction to rivers- movie

This resource helps to introduce the topic, and recap upon previous learning. It looks at rivers in general from the how they alter to land to how they affect people. To enlarge the video click on the tab in the bottom right corner.

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2a) River basics- water cycle presentation image

2a) River basics- water cycle presentation

This flash presentation shows the basic steps of the water cycle. Simply click for the next step each time.

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2b) River basics- river processes presentation image

2b) River basics- river processes presentation

This flash presentation outlines the processes of weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition.

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2c) River basics- weathering and erosion worksheet image

2c) River basics- weathering and erosion worksheet

This worksheet is designed to accompany the two presentations.

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2d) River basics- river basins image

2d) River basics- river basins

This presentation helps to show pupils the key parts of a drainage basin.

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3a) River features- erosion and deposition on a river bend image

3a) River features- erosion and deposition on a river bend

This presentation looks at what happens on a river bend. It looks at how an ox bow lake may develop on a meander. Simply click for animations to occur on each slide.

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3b) River features- meander animation image

3b) River features- meander animation

This flash animation helps to show pupils what occurs on a meander and how this can eventually lead to the formation of ox bow lakes. It can be enlarged to full screen using the menu at the top of the animation.

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3c) River features- ox bow lakes image

3c) River features- ox bow lakes

This short presentation simply highlights what happen to a stretch of meandering river over time. It will really help learners who struggle to visualise changing landforms with time.

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3d) River features- waterfalls animation  image

3d) River features- waterfalls animation

This flash animation shows how a waterfall retreats, helping pupils to understand this process.

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3e) River features- waterfalls image

3e) River features- waterfalls

This presentation looks at how waterfalls retreat. It includes video footage of a waterfall in Corsica. Simply click on each slide for animations to occur.

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3f) River features- waterfalls worksheet image

3f) River features- waterfalls worksheet

This worksheet gets pupils to think about the formation and retreat of waterfalls.

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3g) River features- a river's long profile image

3g) River features- a river's long profile

This presentation looks at how a river's features change from its upper course through to its lower course. Click on any of the highlighted boxes for more information. It includes video footage.

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4a) Flooding compared- Mozambique floods movie image

4a) Flooding compared- Mozambique floods movie

These resources allow the comparison of flooding in the UK with flooding in Mozambique. This movie looks at the effects of flooding in Mozambique in the year 2000. To enlarge the video click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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4b) Flooding compared- UK floods movie image

4b) Flooding compared- UK floods movie

These resources allow the comparison of flooding in the UK in 2007 with flooding in Mozambique in 2000. This movie looks at flooding in the UK. To enlarge the video click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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4c) Flooding compared- UK flood information sheet image

4c) Flooding compared- UK flood information sheet

These resources allow the comparison of flooding in the UK with flooding in Mozambique. This information sheet is designed to provide pupils with infiormation, that they can interpret and use, to write a newspaper article on the UK floods.

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4d) Flooding compared- newspaper article guidance image

4d) Flooding compared- newspaper article guidance

These resources allow the comparison of flooding in the UK with flooding in Mozambique. This presentation helps pupils to see the success criteria required when producing a newspaper article, in order to write their article on the UK floods.

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4e) Flooding compared- comparing flooding worksheet image

4e) Flooding compared- comparing flooding worksheet

These resources allow the comparison of flooding in the UK with flooding in Mozambique. This worksheet gives pupils an opportunity to think about the different ways in which MEDCs and LEDCs are affected by flooding.

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5a) Coping with flooding- flooding presentation image

5a) Coping with flooding- flooding presentation

These resources look at the causes and effects of flooding, before looking at how we can prepare for floods. The flooding presentation looks at causes, effects and solutions. Simply click on each slide for the animations.

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5b) Coping with flooding- flood response presentation image

5b) Coping with flooding- flood response presentation

These resources look at the causes and effects of flooding, before looking at how we can prepare for floods. The flood response presentation provides tasks that get pupils thinking about the best possible ways to deal with flooding.

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