Tuesday, 10 September 2013

From the Source to the Sea


Since The Wind in the Willows is set by a river (the River Thames), I thought it would be interesting to have a little knowledge about rivers.

We did an experiment to show how water naturally wants to meander (which extends to the bigger scale of a river's meanders).

We went through the "Revise" and "Test" sections here to learn about the physical aspects of the river.  I would advise skipping the "Video" section because, after watching two of the videos, we found them to be unnecessarily dumbed-down and annoyingly insulting to the viewer's intelligence.  We learnt so much more from the documentary below:

In order that Tiger see the physical characteristics of a river from source to mouth, with its beautiful meanders, we went to Cuckmere Valley to see just that of the Cuckmere River. 

Standing at the high point of the valley (where the chalk white horse is located), we could see most of the river.

My camera doesn't take panoramic views so I can only show the meanders to the mouth, but I've taken the clip below to show a better view of most of the river:

This post is linked up to:
  1. Hip Homeschool Hop - 9/10/13
  2. History and Geography Meme #90
  3. TGIF Linky Party #94
  4. Collage Friday - Latin and Fire Pits
  5. Entertaining and Educational - September 13
  6. Weekly Wrap-up: The One with the Curriculum Update
  7. Country Kids: Blackberry Picking
  8. The Homeschool Mother's Journal {September 14, 2013}
  9. Look What We Did 
  10. Weekly Homeschool Review and Resource Link up: September 13


  1. This is perfect timing for us. The last two weeks we have done experiments that illustrate how the ground absorbs water and when it is full the water runs into rivers. I'm excited to watch the video you linked.

  2. Glad to be of help, Julie! :-)

  3. That looks like just my kind of experiment! I'm bookmarking for when we do this. Thanks Hwee!

  4. You're welcome, Lucinda. Have fun!

  5. Great experiment and research! Love your hands on approach! enjoy the weekend

  6. Now that is how to learn and appreciate geography! Popping over from Entertaining and Educational

  7. Thanks for stopping by, ladies. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. What great ideas. Gotta love hands on learning. Looks like you had a fun week!


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