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Measuring the Speed of Flow
Equipment used: Ball, Stopwatch, Tape Measure.
Firstly, we measured 3 metres to where we started and finished. We then recorded how long it would take it to travel the 3 metres. One person was standing where the ball had to reach, another was dropping the ball into the water and another was timing it with a stopwatch.
We repeated this test three times to make it more accurate. We also repeated it in three different places; the left bank, the middle and the right bank. We did this to work out which area of the river had the fastest flow.
Equipment: Measuring Tape.
For this, we needed to measure how deep the river was, so we used a measuring tape. To make sure this was accurate we measured across from the left bank to the right bank.
Equipment: Tape Measure.
After measuring the speed of flow and depth, we had to measure the width. We had to measure the full bank position and the width of the river channel to see the difference in each section. The river is neither
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