Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition

SKU: LA442

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Quick Review:

  • Gravity transports water and earth materials over Earth's surface where it collects in rivers, lakes, and oceans
  • Landforms are the result of a combination of destructive forces (such as erosion) and constructive forces (such as deposition) of sediments


Student groups use a specially engineered Lab-Aids© river model to investigate the dynamics of erosion and deposition of sediments. Students observe, describe, and interpret the erosional and depositional patterns created when "rain" falls over a non-level sand surface.

Common features created and described include:
• stream channels
• canyons
• meanders
• sand bars
• deltas

They consider the role of gravity and the destructive and constructive nature of flowing water.

Kit Contents:

6 x Lab-Aids® Three-piece Mini Stream Tables (stream bed, stand, catch basin)
6 x Lab-Aids® Rainmakers
6 x 30mL Graduated Cups
6 x Plastic Spoons
6 x 9oz Plastic Cups
2 x 400cc Bottles of Lab-Aids® Stream Sand
28 x Student Worksheets
1 x Teacher's Guide
1 x SDS (Safety Data Sheet) Packet

Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition