Hydrology Investigation: Model a Catchment Basin

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This activity introduces what a catchment basin is and how it works. The students construct a 3–D model of a catchment basin and use the model to investigate basins and water pathways. Use NASA satellite images to further explore the basins and water pathways. Challenge the students to compare and contrast the known features of Earth with what is evidenced in the satellite images of Mars. Here are some links to additional images: Pennsylvania http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_USGS_PA_DIGIT.html China http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_5/GEO_PLATE_D-5.shtml Mars http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2003/03images/marslake/marslakes.html http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/newsroom/pressreleases/20030212b.html

Tags: geography, globe, geology, hydrology, mars, observation, model, catchment basin, erosion

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Year2005
Grade Level7 - 9
Media TypeURL
File Size 4KB
Topics General Science
Geology
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