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A River's Journey

The journey of a river can be divided into three sections: upper, middle and lower.

The upper course is the steepest part of the river's journey. The river here is small but flows very quickly, with lots of energy. This fast flowing river can create waterfalls, whereby layers of soft rock are carved out.

The middle course is where the river gets wider and slows down as it meanders towards flatter ground.

The lower course is where the river reaches the end of its journey. Here, at the mouth, there's often a river delta where the river splits into many different slow-flowing channels.


Using different resources, we worked in groups to plan, design and create our own model versions of a river's journey.