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# Going around the bend!

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Year 8 Geography Meanders

Year 8 Geography Meanders

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• 1. Going around the Bend!Obj: To understand how meanders and ox- bow lakes are formed. To create a presentation.
• 2. Where is this river? Describe the shape of the river? Mention the width. Why might it be like this?
• 3. What might happen here?What is the landlike around the river?
• 4. What hashappened here?
• 5. What is happening EROSION here? What is DEPOSITIONhappening here? WHY????
• 6. Groups Your group needs to create a diagram to show how a meander and ox-bow lake is formed. Explain the process using the statement give. Create a diagram to show how a meander and ox-bow lake is formed. And explain the process using the statement give. In your diagram you need to clearly label each arrow.Isaam Zeeshan Shahara Prableen Jodie SakuraHarleen Luis Gurkirat Sheretha Nadine SimrandeepJay Ikram Fezaan Simran G Akashdeep JessicaSimran T Amee Nayan Abdi Janki AlinaDimple Schriece
• 7. Going around the bend Your group needs to create a diagram to show how a meander and ox-bow lake is formed. Explain the process using the statement give. Create a diagram to show how a meander and ox-bow lake is formed. And explain the process using the statement give. In your diagram you need to clearly label each arrow. The water in it becomes During a flood stagnant. The lake will the river cuts Sediment is remain sealed off unless across the deposited meander, forming along the sides the river floods onto it one of the new a new channel day. channel. The loop getsA meander sealed off andstarts as a Over time the outer bank gets worn the oxbow lakeslight bend. away and the inner one built up. forms. The bend grows into a meander. Water flows fastest on the Outer bank gets outer curve of the eroded while bends, and slower material is deposited at the on the inner curve inner bank
• 8. What do I need to do?
• 9. The River That Meanders Kenton M. Stewart In pairs readOh, the river that meanders has an aimless kind of flow… through thein the sense that such a river seems to not know where to go. poem.Is it right or left, or left or right? Who cares? And I don’t know. How is the poetYet it’s that lack of clear direction that the river seems to show! describing theOh the river that meanders suggests a valley with low slope, meander?as it twists and turns and cuts a course that offers little hopeof telling why it went that way… an aquatic king of grope.For the river, twisty river, looks a bit like some blue rope.Oh the river that meanders has a kind of strange appeal…with its artistic looking patterns… but believe me they are real.Now you may think such rivers with the land have cut a deal,for they take from one another, but yet they do not steal. How could weOh the river that meanders lets you know where it has been improve thiswith its separated oxbows and its bank-eroding spin. poem?Yet that slowly moving river hardly ever makes a din,and the river is a lifeline for feather, fur, and fin.Oh you river, twisty river, tell me what will be your fate?Will you twist yourself apart? Have you ever had a spate?Those sandbanks on your inside bank don’t care if you are late.So flow and let flow river, your meanders are just great!
• 10. My PoemYou are to write a poem about a featureon the river we have studied.i.e. A waterfall or a meanderinclude as many key geographical terms