How does geography impact culture and economic systems?
Check for Understanding
Summarize the information contained in this map and explain the influence of this water feature on New York's culture and economy.
Sometimes the water in the Niagara Falls Whirlpool flows clockwise. Why doesn't this map show the water flowing clockwise?
Math: Draw what the Niagara River would have looked like if the glacier had caused a 45° turn rather than a 90° turn. Do the same for a 180° turn and a 270° turn.
Science: Research the impact that glaciers have had on various land formations in New York State and the United States. Name three major land formations.
Science: Research the flow of water through the Whirlpool. Why does the water flow in a circle? How does it get out of the Whirlpool?