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Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition

kit #442

Student groups use a LAB-AIDS® Mini Stream Table to investigate the dynamics of stream erosion and deposition. Using specially engineered materials students create, observe, describe, and interpret the erosional and depositional patterns created when "rainwater" flows over an area. Some of the features commonly formed include canyons, braided streams, and deltas.


  • Water falls to the surface where it collects in rivers, lakes, and oceans
  • Landforms are the result of a combination of destructive forces such as erosion and constructive forces such as deposition of sediments

Content List in Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition is as follows:

Quantity Description
6 LAB-AIDS® Mini Stream Tables, each consisting of:
1 stream bed
1 catch basin
1 stand
6 LAB-AIDS® Rainmakers
6 30-mL Graduated cups
6 Plastic spoons
6 9-oz Plastic cups
2 400 CC bottles of LAB-AIDS® Stream Sand
28 Student Worksheets and Guides
1 Teacher’s manual with MSDS
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 6 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition 442 $148.95
Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition EXPAND-A-KIT 442EL $29.95