Participants at a GIFT workshop (Credit: Jane Robb/EGU)

Educational resource How do nutrients and pollutants travel from rivers to the sea?

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How do nutrients and pollutants travel from rivers to the sea?

Associated division
Geomorphology (GM)

Language
English

Age groups
11-15
16-18
18+

Material needed
This resource was first published on Futurum Careers: https://futurumcareers.com/how-do-nutrients-and-pollutants-travel-from-rivers-to-the-sea Your students can ask the geographers questions by filling in the comments section at the bottom of the online article.

Type of activities
Classroom
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Description

Suspended particulate matter (SPM) is composed of incredibly small particles of solid matter that are suspended in the water. This matter can include fine grained mineral sediment, such as clay and silt, as well as organic matter from decaying plants and microbes. A high concentration of SPM is major cause of poor water quality and can affect aquatic wildlife. Get your students thinking about how nutrients and pollutants travel in rivers with the article and activity sheet. Included are interviews with Professor of Environmental Geography Kate Spencer and Postdoctoral Research Assistant Jonathan Wheatland. The activity sheet includes ‘talking points’ to enable students to reflect on the research plus activities relating to environmental geography.

This resource was first published on Futurum Careers: https://futurumcareers.com/how-do-nutrients-and-pollutants-travel-from-rivers-to-the-sea

Your students can ask the geographers questions by filling in the comments section at the bo