Deltas & Flood Plains

Information About This Unit

List of Materials and Supplies Needed for This Pathway:

Overflowing the Banks:

  • A large flat container or tray with sides, such as a wallpaper tray or aluminum baking pan
  • Modeling clay to cover the bottom of the pan
  • Water
  • Sponges
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils


Delta and Flood Plain Model:

  • A flat box or container
  • Plastic
  • Clay
  • Soil
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors


Stream Sediments:

  • A glass jar with lid
  • Soil (from outside)
  • Tap water
  • Paper
  • Colored pencils



  • Shallow boxes 2ft. x 4 ft.
  • Plastic to line boxes
  • Sandbox sand
  • Diatomaceous earth
  • A hose
  • A bucket
  • Water



  • A printer and basic printing supplies
  • Colored pencils
Links to Related Pathways (if any):


Links to Free Learning Material

Subjects: Science
Grade Levels: 5th Grade
Resource Type: Lesson
Instructional Method: Traditional
Special Needs: Kinesthetic Learner