#ExpeditionSevern

In 2015 the Anturus team travelled more than 160 miles of the River Severn by Stand-Up Paddleboard, investigating and explaining the science of the river along the way.  For each day of the expedition, the team uploaded a new activity for schools in Geography, Ecology and Science.

Every activity includes introduction and conclusion videos with a comprehensive, printable worksheet.

  • Huw James
  • 20 Jul 2016
Resources

Estelle explains how to measure the quality of water by its ‘hardness’ – the amount of calcium or magnesium that’s present in it – and shows you an experiment you can try at home.

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1: Anturus #ExpeditionSevern – Water Quality with Estelle Cheuk (Introduction)

1: Anturus #ExpeditionSevern – Water Quality with Estelle Cheuk (Conclusion)

Inflatable paddleboards are filled with air but this air is at a high pressure – that means it’s more dense than the air around you. In this experiment we’ll see how increasing the pressure on an air bubble can make it dense enough to sink!

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1: Anturus #ExpeditionSevern – Air Pressure with Neil Monteiro (Introduction)

1: Anturus #ExpeditionSevern – Air Pressure with Neil Monteiro (Conclusion)

As rivers flow they churn up and carry material from the river bed and banks in a form called sediment. In this activity, Huw demonstrates how different sediments settle at different rates and explains what a dramatic difference this can make to the environment around a river.

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1: Anturus #ExpeditionSevern – Sedimentation with Huw James (Introduction)

1: Anturus #ExpeditionSevern – Sedimentation with Huw James (Conclusion)

1: The Mount – Darwin’s House

1: Foot Ferries on the Severn

1: The Source of the Severn

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