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Geography students put fieldwork skills to test

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Year 10 students put their skills to the test during a field trip to the Mullerthal to collect data for their IGSCE geography coursework.

Led by the geography department, 29 students completed their river fieldwork at Aesbech River, south of Berdorf, on 20th June. 

Working in teams, they spent the day collecting data at seven sites along the tributary of the river Sure. They became competent in the use of equipment such as clinometers, flowmeters and ranging poles and recorded their data for gradient, velocity, width, depth, wetted perimeter and load.

The students collated their data in an Excel spreadsheet and then learned how to manipulate the data to generate a range of graphs, averages and best fit lines to identify correlations to prove or disprove their hypotheses.