The source of the River Lemon can be found at the foot of Haytor just 7km from the centre.
Stopping at several places along the way we can measure how the river changes from its youthful bubbling stage to the old sluggish stage before it enters the sea at Teignmouth.
The river study is an exciting and hands-on activity that develops skills in many subject areas.
Curriculum LinksGEOGRAPHY: stages of a river, land use, erosion, carry out fieldwork investigations outside the classroom SCIENCE: predictions, testing theories, evaluating MATHS; measuring depth, width, flow rate, averages, graphs, timing ENGLISH - Listening; Speaking; Group discussion and interaction CITIZENSHIP - Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
Learning OutcomesUnderstand how the river changes as it travels from its source to mouth Be able to take measurements of the river’s width, depth, flow rate and load Understand what affects the river and its changes as it travels to the sea Identify changes in the bed load, land formations and land use. Assess risks and take safety measures Use equipment correctly Calculate the average of three numbers and appreciate this value