Rivers: Erosion and Transportation

AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at erosion, transportation and deposition.

The starter is “which row is the odd one out”. The pupils need to work out which row has an incorrect term in. Just gets them thinking.

We then look at erosion and when rivers are eroding more effectively. The pupils learn about vertical and lateral erosion and will be making some diagrams in there exercise books. They then receive a worksheet where the processes of erosion and transportation are illustrated, the pupils use an information slide (or sheet if you prefer) and label the processes on and colour code the area of the diagram where that process is displayed. We then look at how these processes vary as you progress down the long profile of a river. The pupils get another worksheet where they read the labels and draw an appropriate diagram in each box to create an illustrated log profile. We finish with a summarising pyramid plenary.

In a nutshell lesson includes:

Odd one out starter.
Vertical and lateral erosion diagram activity
Worksheet on processes of erosion
Worksheet activity on processes of erosion along the course of a river
Summarising pyramid

Hope this saves you some valuable planning time.


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