Rivers » Movies, presentations and worksheets
1a) An introduction to water on the land- movie
This movie introduces the topic of water on the land at KS4 level by looking at a variety of issues that pupils will study. To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner
1b) An introduction to water on the land- the big picture
This presentation highlights the key elements of the topic and shows how they link together.
1c) An introduction to water on the land- river basins
This presentation shows the different features of a drainage basin.
2a) River processes- types of transportation
This presentation looks at the four main methods of river transportation.
2b) River processes- changes in a river's long profile
This presentation compares a river in its upper, middle and lower courses, focussing particularly on the processes that occur.
2d) River processes- vertical and lateral erosion animation
This animation highlights the difference between vertical and lateral erosion.
3a) River landforms- waterfalls
This animation demonstrates the formation of waterfalls, and their retreat up stream.
3b) River landforms- meanders presentation
This presentation demonstrates the formation of meanders, and includes an animation showing the development of a meander into an ox bow lake.
3c) River landforms- levee presentation
This presentation looks at levees and their formation. It includes and animation showing their development.
4a) Flooding- presentation
This presentation looks at flooding. It focusses on the physical and human causes, as well as the soft and hard engineering strategies that can be implemented to try and manage flooding.
4b) Flooding compared- presentation
This presentation compares the effects of river flooding in Boscastle and Mozambique.
4c) Flooding casestudy- River Mississippi presentation
This presentation looks at two major floods on the River Mississippi, in 1927 and 1993, as well as general information about the Mississippi.