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Science Adventures

Water Velocity and Volume


Do you ever wonder just how much water is rushing by you as you sit down on the banks of the Fraser River? While the volume and velocity of the water will change at different times of the year and in different parts of the river, you can estimate the volume and speed of the river using simple math.

Flow Rate Activity

Human Impact.


I'm sure you have walked along a river before, but have you paid attention to what lives by the river? The edges of a river can be the home to many different living things, from plants and animals near the water to the many fish species in the water and birds in the air that all rely on the river. Unfortunately, humans can impact what lives here in a very negative way. Watch the video below to find out one way we are harming these sensitive riparian zones.

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