River Landforms KS3


Session 1

Pupils will gain fieldwork skills on the riverside and foreshore by collecting environmental data (depth, velocity, temperature, pH), in addition to invertebrate sampling and recording human impact and key features (meanders, erosion, deposition, transportation, island formation and tides). Pupils will learn about the importance of the Thames as a resource and how past and present human use has changed and impacted on the landscape.

Indoor options

Session 2a:

Pupils will investigate environmental issues and help devise a sustainable future for the river.

Session 2b:

Pupils will investigate the causes and effects of flooding and different flood management techniques including hard and soft-engineering options. Pupils will use maps to discover which parts of London are most at risk from flooding.




Full day programme – 4 hours plus half an hour for lunch. Half days available on request.

Learning Objective

Please send us your learning objectives in advance of your trip so we can tailor the programme to your requirements.

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