A river wordsearch based on the top 20 longest rivers in the British Isles.

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Learn the location of the World's major rivers

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In this activity, the pupils have to use an atlas or an online mapping software like Google Earth to identify the 15 longest rivers in the World on the map. The pupils develop their locational knowledge of rivers and for an extension activity, the pupils can list the seas and oceans that each river flows into. The answers are provided on page two of the PDF. 

Where are the major rivers of the British Isles?

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Here the pupils have to identify the correct location of the longest rivers in the British Isles. One good method our students used to locate the correct location of these rivers was to use Google images and type in searches like 'River Nene map'. There are notes to the teachers on the last page of the Answers sheet.

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A set of 30

River flashcards

for a display

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Free downloadable worksheets - Rivers

These rivers worksheets are all taken from the Channel 4 Learning website and a click on the image will take you straight to their website.

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A river system

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When it rains

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A river map

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More free River worksheets

These rivers worksheets are provided by Wayland publishing and are designed to go with a rivers book which they also sell. You can visit their website here to find out more. We haven't seen the book but we like their free worksheets, hence us sharing them here with you. 

Parts of a river

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River safety

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Leisure activity

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Fun activities to help with learning river vocabulary

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This is a great topic starter. It asks you to build a word bank of river words that you know already and helps the teacher assess how much pupils know already.

This activity helps you to become more familiar with and better at spelling the various river words you will encounter when learning about the geography topic of rivers.

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This version is slightly easier in that it has the missing words written around the edge. 

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This activity makes for a good homework or can be completed on tablet PCs.

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River Facts comprehension

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river facts comprehension | rivers worksheets ks2

With the information needed for this activity listed online, this activity is perfect for pupils to complete using tablet computers to access the information or by going online using desktop PCs. This can be completed both in school or at home.

In this activity, the pupils are asked to investigate basic facts about major rivers of the world, including their names and uses.

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They also create labelled diagrams to illustrate different river features. For all the information on river facts needed to complete this activity, go to our web page:

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/river-facts

Formation of a waterfall worksheet

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In this activity, we look at a river feature - waterfalls, and we describe how the waterfall is formed using the illustrations as a guide. The illustrations are clear and there is plenty of room to annotate the diagrams. To assist in writing good descriptions, a list of useful vocabulary is included. 

To help complete this activity, go to our webpage:

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Free downloadable worksheets 

These rivers worksheets are provided with the idea that you use their website to help complete them. There website can be found by clicking on the image. 

A river wordsearch

A rivers quiz

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rivers worksheet | geography worksheets | river worksheets ks2

River video learning exercise 

This is a great lesson to do using either tablet PCs or computers. You watch 12 short video clips on rivers that are all found on our river videos web page. The videos take 38 minutes in total and after watching them, you record what you have learnt on this rivers activity sheet. The worksheet comes complete with teacher notes. 

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Ideas for extending the learning.

Can you identify rivers and other landscape features on a map? 

Contour Quiz 1

Match the following contour pattern with the landscape feature. See this website for further details.

Contour Quiz 2 

Match the contour pattern with the cross section of the same feature. See this website for more details.

Can you make a field sketch of a river? 

 

Make a field sketch

Using this sketch as an example, can you make a sketch of a V-shaped valley?

Can you recognise a landscape feature on a map?  

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Having learnt what the features of rivers are and how they are made, the next step is to be able to identify them on maps. For example, what would a river look like on these Ordnance Survey maps?

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Why not download the whole set?

These colorful and child friendly activities help you to teach all about the topic of rivers. Aimed at 10-13 year olds, it has activities which look at:

* Rivers comprehension
* A-Z rivers
* Rivers glossary
* Identifying different river features
* Locating river features in the lower, middle or upper course of a river,
* Seeing where major rivers are located
* Knowing how waterfalls are formed through the use of labelled diagrams,
* Building a pop up river basin (template included),
* The water cycle
* River pollution
* and a topic self-assessment

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Geography sheets - Rivers. These geography worksheets are all based on the topic of rivers and they are all free to download, print and use. For more information, you can click on the image and it will take you to the website it came from.  We have also included some river worksheets we created ourselves. They offer great support when learning about the Geography topic of rivers.

RIVER WORKSHEETS