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Water courses - Hillwood stream

Water courses – Hillwood stream
Students investigate the local stream in Hillwood, looking at how the channel changes downstream. They will learn about the role natural water courses play in helping prevent flooding happening as a result of climate change, before carrying out measurements along the stream.

Learning Objectives 

  • to investigate the patterns and processes of river and valley shape and formation
  • to draw simple cross-profiles 
  • to use an extended vocabulary 
  • to ask geographical questions 
  • to select and use appropriate fieldwork techniques and instruments 
  • to apply enquiry and investigation skills in the field

National curriculum links 
KS3 - Geography
Human and physical geography 

  • understand, through the use of detailed place-based exemplars at a variety of scales, the key processes in: 
  • physical geography relating to: hydrology 
  • understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes & environments, how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • use fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data, using multiple sources of increasingly complex information.