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# Middle Course of River : a lesson

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• Note, flashcards could be used to show up answers to slide 8, also SEN pupils could work together and use sheet 7c (Geog 1 teaching resources) within the lesson aided by TA.
• ### Middle Course of River : a lesson

1. 1. Landforms created by rivers LO To know how meanders and oxbow lakes develop. Use p12/13 in connections and define these key words: meander, load, river bank, river cliff, undercutting, river beach, flood plain, alluvium
2. 2. Starter: Waterfalls recap!!! <ul><li>These statements are in the wrong order, you need to say what order they should be in. Write down the correct sequence in the back of your book – you have 60 seconds!!! </li></ul><ul><li>I.e.. 1, 3, 5, 2 etc. </li></ul>
3. 3. Starter: Waterfalls recap!!! <ul><li>1. Hard rock over soft rock – a ledge forms </li></ul>2. Material in the plunge pool undercuts hard rock ledge 3. Soft rock erodes forming a plunge pool 4. Waterfall retreats 5. Gorge forms 6. Hard rock ledge collapses Who got them all right? – put the merit in your books
4. 4. The formation of meanders Meanders are the bends in rivers. This is usually found in the middle part of the river.
5. 5. The formation of meanders This happens when, over time you get more erosion on the outside of a kink in the river than the inside. Eventually this will make large bends in the river called meanders . Q1) Where in the river will the water be flowing the fastest? Q2) Why do you think that sand gets deposited on the inside of the meander? (Point B) A B
6. 6. The formation of meanders Steep bank - erosion Flat bank - deposition
7. 7. The formation of meanders 1 2 3 Task: Copy diagrams 1 and 2 into your books Look at the arrow, why do you think it is double ended?
8. 8. Complete worksheet 1.4 Extension: ‘extras’ p13