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Shoreline Science

Lesson 2311 Exploring MichiganScience 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade Aired Week of 12/4/2023
Shoreline Science

This lesson will explore the phenomenon of shoreline erosion, as students learn about how bodies of water, like rivers, carve out the landscapes around them, moving and depositing sediment, supporting the aquatic ecosystem, and providing natural and man-made ways to interact with human activities and the environment.

  • Know how rivers sculpt the landscape, causing shoreline erosion
  • Understand how dams are created and removed
  • Be able to model erosion and deposition through stream table and simulation experiments