Information About This Unit
Explore deltas and flood plains in this unit. Recreate a flood, model a delta and flood plain, show how sediments flow in a river, and demonstrate how water changes land. An online activity, maps, and diagrams are included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach science.
As rivers carry dust, pebbles, and rocks downstream this material is eventually deposited downstream.
Deltas form where rivers encounter standing bodies of water.
|Flood Plains||(no rating)|
Flood plains are the low, flat, periodically flooded lands adjacent to rivers, lakes, and oceans.
|Rivers and Sediment||(no rating)|
Learn about the importance of sediment in rivers.
|The Flood Plain||(no rating)|
See a diagram of a flood plain.
|Major Deltas of the World||(no rating)|
See some of the major deltas of the world.
|Types of Deltas||(no rating)|
Learn about different types of deltas.
|Save the World's River Deltas||(no rating)|
Learn about ways river deltas can be protected.
|Mississippi River Delta Map||(no rating)|
This delta is located in the southern United States.
|Siphoning Water||(no rating)|
Learn how to siphon water using a hose.
|Overflowing the Banks||(no rating)|
Construct a model of a river system.
|Delta and Flood Plain Model||(no rating)|
Construct a model of a delta and a flood plain.
|Stream Sediments||(no rating)|
Deltas are formed by sediment. Demonstrate what happens to sediments as they travel through streams.
Demonstrate how water changes land.
|Flood Plain and Stream Terrace||(no rating)|
Watch this animation to see flooding in action.
|Map the Deltas of the World||(no rating)|
Show where deltas are located around the world.
|Mississippi River Delta||(no rating)|
Show on a map where the Mississippi River and delta are located.
|Model of a River Valley||(no rating)|
Show water features on a model of a river valley.
|River Deltas and Sea-level Rise||(no rating)|
Learn how humans interfere with the creation of river deltas.
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