Transportation 21: How Locks and Dams Work on the Mississippi River

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View this video to learn how locks and dams operate and what happens when a boat goes through it to get from one part of the river to another.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 582: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama or a Graphic Novel

Use this Teacher Tool with the videos listed below to give students an opportunity to share their understanding of concepts they have learned from the videos through the creation of a dramatic scene or graphic novel. Videos for the activity include the one on the web page where you found this tool as well as others listed below:
Transportation 21: How Locks and Dams Work on the Mississippi River
Transportation 22: Using Locks and Dams to Maintain Navigational Channels
Transportation 23: How Barges Go Through Locks and Dams
Environment 8: The Science Behind Dams

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Teacher Tool 599: Cross Curricular Activity--Traveling on the River

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a Cross Curricular activity combining important concepts and skills in social studies, science, engineering, and math as students learn about river transportation through locks and dams. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Environment-19, Transportation-21, Transportation-22, Transportation-23.

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