2: A river's course 1) Explain what the source of a river is. _________________________________________________ 2) Where is this source usually found? _________________________________________________ 3) Explain what the mouth of a river is. _________________________________________________ 4) Where is the mouth of a river usually found? _________________________________________________ 5) What is a tributary of a river? _________________________________________________ 6) How many tributaries did your river in the playground have? _________________________________________________ 7) What is a meander? _________________________________________________ 8) On a piece of A4 plain paper, draw a picture of a river system including the sea, mountains, a tributary, a meander, the source and the mouth. Use these symbols for the source and mountains. Remember that your river in the playground did not flow in a straight line, so make the river have meanders. Also make sure that your river starts narrow at the source and then gradually gets wider and wider until it reaches the sea. Label the source, mouth, tributary, mountains, meander and sea.
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