River Erosion

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
To describe the different processes of erosion.
To explain how and why they change along a river.
To link these processes to locations along the river.
Christian Keil Host: Christian has been a Geography teacher for 9 years, teaching year groups from KS3 to KS5. He specialised in outdoor fieldwork prior to teaching. Alongside teaching, for the past 3 years, Christian has been an Examiner which allows him to understand exactly what is expected of students to receive the grades they wish to achieve.

As a river moves through it's path it shapes the landscape it different ways. In this class, students will look at the processes of erosion along the length of the river. This will include the examination of vertical and lateral erosion, with a focus on the processes of hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition and solution. This is a really useful class for those in Years 10/11 to get a solid understanding of the different terms involved in the topic allowing students to build their knowledge and understanding. 

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Suitable for:

This class is aimed towards students in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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