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JASON: Sediment Deposition-Let the River Run

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Disappearing Wetlands: Examine changes in sediment deposition at locations along the Mississippi River using data collected at two stations by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Before the Activity

See the attached teacher document (pdf file) for notes and guidelines for this activity.

Print and copy the attached activity document (pdf files) for your class.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Examine changes in sediment deposition at locations along the Mississippi River
  • Use data collected at two stations by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Import data and use the TI-73 Explorer™ to graph and analyze the monthly and annual changes in sediment deposition at locations in the upper and lower Mississippi River


  • Directions
  • Distribute the activity document to your class
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document
  • After the Activity

  • Students complete the data analysis section of the activity
  • Discuss the results of the data analysis with your students