Rivers of the world
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Economy, trade, history, military, culture and the environment; the largest rivers in the world play a key role on our planet in many respects. In this workshop, your explorers will take a trip on six of these magnificent waterways, i.e. the Amazon, Nile, Ganges, Mekong, Yangtze and the Niger. After listening to fascinating travel stories by our science animator, each team will give an oral presentation, describing the contents of their backpack to make sure they are suitable for their trip on one of the six rivers. No better way to pique their curiosity and be bitten by the travel bug!
Objectives at the elementary level:
- Name and find eight major rivers in the world (Amazon, Senegal, Niger, Tigris and Euphrates, Mekong, Ganges and Yangtze).
- Define the following terms: “source” “river mouth” “upstream” and “downstream”.
- Do a classroom research on rivers (countries crossed, length, source, river mouth, history and news) and report the findings.
Objectives at the secondary level:
- Name and locate different rivers of the world (Amazon, Senegal, Niger, Tigris and Euphrates, Mekong, Ganges and Yangtze).
- Describe the impact of these main water sources on the economic, social, political and demographic plans of different regions of the world.
- Access to IWB is required.
- 8 teams must be formed before the science animator arrives.