World and Local Rivers
National Geographic has a
great site about rivers that you should visit.
The United States Geological Survey has good information and comparison charts on earth's
rivers and streams.
Idaho State University's Water Resources Research Institute has a site that explains the importance the the Snake River's
River Teaching Resources
Check out these
BBC Learner Guides on the Water Cycle and River Landforms. Here's an older version (no longer updated).
Howstuffworks has a great article on floods that you will want to check out.
Advanced notes on the
geography and geology of rivers.
The U.S. Geological Survey offers a number of
water-related data sets about Idaho water, including this interactive map of river streamflows.
River Animation and Activities
This animation from
Exploring Earth will help you explain how waterfalls erode rivers. Also from Exploring Earth's menu, look at Chapters 12 -16 which will provide you with some awesome animations to add to your river unit.
Water Cycle Websites
Great activities to teach about the water cycle.
Free River worksheets to download and use with your class for your rivers lessons at
Here's a detailed lesson plan with an accompanying
Water Cycle diagram for students to fill out.
The Colorado Springs Utilities has a more detailed
Water Cycle diagram to print and fill out.
Worksheets and Lessons
EdHelper has worksheets and lessons of all kinds and grade levels on rivers.
Take a look.
Two lessons on weathering and erosion.