The source of the River Lemon can be found at the foot of Haytor, just over four miles from the Centre. Stopping at several places along the way we can measure how the river changes from its youthful, bubbling stage to the old, sluggish stage before it enters the sea at Teignmouth.
The river lemon study is an exciting and hands-on activity that develops skills in many subject areas.
Example learning actions:
- Be physically active in the outdoors
- Understand how the river changes as it travels from source to mouth
- Be able to take measurements of the river’s width, depth, flow rate and load
- Understand what affects the river and how it changes as it travels to the sea
- Identify changes in the bed load, land formations and land use
- Assess risks and take safety measures
- Use equipment correctly
- Calculate the average of three numbers and appreciate the value