Why do Rivers Bend? (Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes)

A lesson aimed at KS3 focusing on the formation of meanders and ox-box lakes, there are activities involving the labeling of river cross sections, a gap fill on the formation of a meander and step by step formation of an ox-bow lake and using google Maps to find ox-bow lakes on the Mississippi.

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  • Formation-of-a-meander-gapfill.docx
  • meander-diagram-to-label.pub
  • ox-bow-lake-blank.docx
  • Why-do-rivers-bend.pptx

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Created: Feb 28, 2019

Updated: Dec 5, 2019

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