Teaching with Rivers & Streams Video
The surface of the earth is transformed by water running in rivers and streams. These channels of water are driven by the pull of gravity in a downhill direction. As the fluid courses across the surface, whether made of soil or rock, the erosive power of running water cuts into the earth and carries away sediment and dissolved chemical compounds. This selection of videos demonstrates some of the power of running water on earth. The dynamic activity of rivers and streams is rich with activity for observation, description, and analysis.
Check out the videos in the Rivers and Streams gallery for additional video examples.
Below we present videos and a ready-to-go video tutorial student handout for transforming a passive viewing experience into an active learning one.
Video Tutorial - The Hydrologic Cycle
Rivers and streams wouldn't exist without the continual replenishment of water evaporated from the global oceans. The mass transfer of water from the oceans to the land via the atmosphere is a dynamic system powered by the unequal distribution on earth of energy from the sun.
Here's a video that visualizes a simplified hydrologic system and the mass transfer of water, indicated by a single molecule of H2O. The video tutorial questions require careful observation and analysis.