Lakes, Rivers, Streams


In our Lakes, Rivers, Streams lesson plan, students learn the similarities and differences between lakes, rivers, and streams and why they are important. Students practice identifying which bodies of water are lakes, rivers, and streams.


Our Lakes, Rivers, Streams lesson plan introduces students to everything they need to know about lakes, rivers, and streams. Each type of water is defined, and information about how they are formed is included as well. Some important water types mentioned are Lake Superior, the Amazon River, and the Mississippi River. Hydro-power is also briefly mentioned as part of the lesson. During this lesson, students are asked to work creatively and with a partner to create three posters: an informational one to educate people about lakes, an advertisement encouraging people to visit a river, and an environmental one telling people the importance of keeping streams clean; this activity uses their creativity while also reinforcing lesson concepts and strengthening their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define a river, stream, and lake, and identify characteristics of each, and describe how different bodies of water interact on the earth.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.9

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