Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wild about Waterfalls!

Recently, Mrs. Ranney's class read the story The Waterfall.  

We decided to find out all we could about waterfalls!



A waterfall is the sudden drop in the level of a river or stream that causes water to fall over an edge. 
A small waterfall is called a cascade.  The water from waterfalls eventually flows into the ocean.



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Here are some waterfalls from around the world and the interesting facts we found!



Aidan, Jordyn, Philip, Tristan, Mikayla, Carly, and Emily all found out that Angel Falls, located in Venezuela, South America is the tallest/highest waterfall in the world.  
The water of Angel Falls plunges 3, 212 feet to the bottom.
The Falls were discovered by Jimmy Angel, an American pilot, who flew over them in 1935.
Angel Falls


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Ella, Carly, and Philip found that Yosemite Falls, located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, is the highest falls in North America at 2,425 feet tall. 
This falls does not flow all year long every year, only when there has been enough snow.

Yosemite Falls


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Victoria Falls, located in Africa,  was researched by Aidan, Ariel, Michael, and Emily.  Each second, between 300 and 3,000 cubic meters of water goes over the falls.  It is the largest, or widest, waterfall in the entire world and is more than a mile long! The river source for this falls is the Zambezi River. The waterfall is so powerful that people can feel its mist from several kilometers away!
Victoria Falls



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When Justin was very young, he and his family visited Rothbachfall Falls in Germany. 
In Germany, where the metric system is used, the waterfall is 470 meters tall, which is 1,540 feet in our standard measurement. Rothbachfall is located in Berchtesgaden National Park, and
 only has running water from May to October. Do you know why?
If you hike up one quarter of the way, it would take about 45 minutes. 
Do you know how long it would take to hike the entire distance?

Rothbachfall Falls




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Mikayla found out about Inga Falls, which is located on the Congo River in Africa.
 Inga Falls is the largest waterfall, which means it has the most water. 
In fact, 1,500,000 cubic feet of water flow over this falls every second!

Inga Falls




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Aidan learned that Iguazu Falls is located mostly along the border of Brazil and Argentina.
Its river source is the Iguazu River. This waterfall is actually made up of 275 falls.
The water from the lower falls collects in a canyon and drains into the Parana River. 
Iguazu Falls


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Carly and Emily researched Tugela Falls, which is in South Africa.
It is the second tallest waterfall in the word at 3,110 feet.

Tugela Falls


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Philip and Aidan found out about Niagra Falls, which is located in both Canada and the United States. The Canadian part of the falls is Horseshoe Falls, and the American part is called American Falls, which is in New York. Its river source is the Niagara River. 7,000 cubic meters of water goes over these falls every second of every day!  In fact, Niagara Falls has the most water of any waterfall in North America. Both waterfalls are about 165 feet high.

Horseshoe Falls/Niagra Falls







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Which waterfall facts are the most interesting to you? Why?


Which waterfall would you most like to visit? Why?



What other waterfalls have you visited?







35 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    The most interesting facts to me we about Inga Falls research by Mikayla. I thought that it was interesting because it told exactly how many cubic feet flow every second. I would like to visit Yosemite Falls because sometimes it doesn't flow. My sister is visiting Yosemite next week with AC Stelle. I asked her to take some pictures for me to show the class.

    I have never visited a waterfall but I hope to someday!

    Your Student,
    Jamie

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  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney & class,
    I looked into your blog this morning and learned some new facts about waterfalls. One is that the Tugela waterfall is the second highest in the world. Ariel's grandfather is from South Africa, & we traveled in the area were it is located. It's a beautiful place.

    Yael& Jack
    Ariel's grandparents

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  3. Dear Safta& Saba,
    Thank you for the comment.I did research about Victoria Falls.It was really fun! Victoria Falls is in Africa.Comment again.Bye.


    Your granddaughter
    Ariel

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  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I enjoyed reading the waterfall posts.

    The most interesting facts were about the Inga Falls. I did not know there was a waterfall on the Congo River. It is very interesting because the Congo does not have many landmarks and this is the largest waterfall.

    I would like to visit Inga fall in the Congo, because it's the largest waterfall and it's in Africa.

    I have not visited any waterfall yet, but I hope to soon.
    Your student,
    Aidan

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  5. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I read facts about Victoria Falls and the most important one is that it is so powerful that people can feel its mist from several kilometers away.

    Like Jamie I want to visit Yosemite Falls because my brother went there last year with AC Stelle and liked it a lot. He actually saw a bear there!

    I have never been to a waterfall before.

    Yours truly,

    Ella

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  6. Dear Mrs. Ranney and her fabulous class,
    My husband and I have have visited many waterfalls. Our first vist was to Niagra Falls when Aidan's mother was a little girl. Since then we have been to some major and minor falls; Iguazu, Victoria and Yosemite falls. There is also a pretty waterfall in Oregon, along the Columbia river Gorge called Multnomah falls.
    Your class can google these falls to find great photos on the internet. In Iceland they have a river called Glacier river that also looks like a waterfall.

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  7. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I once visited Niagara Falls. My family and I got to go on a big boat and ride over the water. We also got to go behind the waterfall and it was amazing. It was so wet we had to wear yellow slickers.

    Has any one else ever been to Niagra Falls?

    Your Student,
    Grace

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  8. @Ariel's and Aidan's grandparents,
    Thanks so much for visiting our blog and adding to it. It is wonderful to have the whole family involved!
    @Jamie,you wrote an excellent comment that shows how to make connections!
    @Ariel, isn't it nice to be able to communicate with your grandparents on our blog?
    @Aidan,you really made our waterfall post a great one with all your research. Now, you've added to it by making a quality comment!
    @Ella, you also showed how to make connections! Thanks for demonstrating often how to write a quality comment!
    @Grace, yours is a quality comment too! I love how you told about the yellow slickers, and how you ended with a question to keep the conversation going! I've never been to Niagara Falls, but I hope to go someday.
    Two of my favorite waterfalls are Roaring River Falls in Kings Canyon National Park and Rainbow Falls in Mammoth.

    Keep up the great blogging everyone!
    Regards,
    Mrs. R☆nney

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  9. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    First I'd like to tell you how much I am enjoying all of your classes blogging. It's so interesting to read about everyone's experiences.

    My favorite waterfall is on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii. It was in the beautiful Waimea Canyon and I remember thinking what an amazing feat of nature a waterfall was and so powerful.

    Jamie's mom,

    Ellen

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  10. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I like Victoria Falls because it is in Africa.I want to visit Victoria -Falls because it is the widest waterfall in the world.I also want to visit Yosemite Falls because sometimes it doesn't flow.

    I never visited a water fall but I hope to someday!


    Warmly,
    Ariel

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  11. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    It is wonderful that you did another post about waterfalls! Also I would like you to know what my blog adress is so here it is http://jazminsblog.globalstudent.org.au !

    Jaz (in 2KJ)

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  12. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    Guess what? My dad went to Victoria Falls when he was about six. He was very triumphant because he didn't fall off the edge. I would want to go to all the waterfalls in the world if I could. I don't think my parents would let me though. It's weird though, my dad lived in South Africa but he didn't go to Tugela Falls in South,Africa.
    Your Friend,
    Carly

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  13. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    We like Victoria Falls the best. Sydney wants to visit Victoria Falls just like me. Have you ever visited a waterfall?
    We hope to visit a waterfall someday.
    Regards,
    Ariel & Sydney

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  14. Dear Mrs.Ranney,
    We would like to visit Inga Falls because We love nature, and we think waterfalls are really beautiful and great!


    Your Students,
    Mikayla and Philip

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  15. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I loved your new waterfall post.I learned about Angel Falls, world's tallest, among others.

    warmly,
    Shawn

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  16. Dear Mrs Ranney,
    It was fun to post a comment with Sydney!Inga Falls is also interesting
    & beautiful!Here is some that are also interesting...Angel Falls,Rothbachfall Falls,Igazu Falls,
    Tugela Falls,Horseshoe Falls\ Niagra-
    Falls.
    Regards,
    Ariel

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  17. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    Wow, those are some amazing waterfalls! After looking at all the photos, my favorite waterfall is Horseshoe Falls. What fascinates me about this waterfall is that half of the waterfall is in Canada and half is located in the United States! My favorite part about it is that the water under the waterfall looks so clear and pretty. It also looks like there is mist shooting up from the water.

    Where did you locate the photos? Have you visited any of these waterfalls? Which one is your favorite?

    Happy Blogging!

    Warmly,

    Grace ♔☀★
    (Mrs. Yollis' student)

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  18. Dear Mrs.Ranney,

    I have never really visited a waterfall before but I hope to someday!

    I have a question. What is your favorite waterfall in the entire
    world? Have you ever visited a waterfall before?
    Your Friend,
    Carly

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  19. Dear Mrs. Ranney

    I enjoyed the pictures of the waterfalls and I think they're interesting to look at. I love the picture of Tugela Falls. I'm loving all the interesting and exciting new blogs your doing. I'm going to try to comment on more blogs.

    Sincerely,
    Liam

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  20. @Liam,
    It is great to see you here on the blog! I'm glad you are enjoying our new posts! Please come back and comment often!
    Best,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  21. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    My sister left for Yosemite today! I asked her to take some pictures. She gets home on Friday. Can I bring in some pictures of Yosemite Falls on Monday or Tuesday?
    @Yael and Jack I think it's interesting that you've visited Tugela Falls. Could you tell me a little more about it?

    Yours Truly,
    Jamie

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  22. @Jamie,
    It would be wonderful to see your sister's pictures of Yosemite Falls. I hope she'll learn some facts about it that you can share as well!
    Best,
    Mrs. Ranney

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  23. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I think this is an extraordinary blog post! I think the most interesting facts were about Inga Falls, which was researched by Mikayla. It was exciting to learn that 1,500,000 cubic feet of water flow over this falls every second! If I could visit a waterfall, I would visit Victoria Falls. It looks pretty. I have never visited a waterfall, but I would love to someday.

    Your Student,
    Leah:-]

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  24. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    Thanks for the reply! I think my sister will have learned some facts about Yosemite Falls because I think the teachers with her will stop at the waterfall and tell them some facts.
    @Ella Last year when your brother went to Yosemite did he actually see a bear? If he did can you tell me a little more about where and when he saw it?

    Warmly,
    Jamie

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  25. Dear Mr.Ranney,
    I think that the story waterfall is really awesome because we get to make an awesome blog about waterfalls! I wonder what is the population of the waterfall most liked in the whole world. I do not have a favorite waterfall because I like all of the waterfalls in the world. If some one asked me what was my favorite waterfall in the world I would say I don't like any one waterfall in particular.
    @Ella I think it is really awesome that your brother got to see a real bear! I have a question. Did your brother really see a bear?

    Warmly,
    Carly

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  26. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    My sister went to Yosemite and she said the waterfalls were awesome! There were three waterfalls that she saw Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls. She got pictures of them all! Can I bring them in tomorrow? I hope I can show them to the class!

    Warmly,
    Jamie

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  27. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,
    It was really interesting to hear about the cool waterfall facts you learned about. I went to Yosemite a few weeks ago with a school trip. I saw Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls. They were even cooler and prettier in person!

    I hope I get the chance to see more waterfalls someday!

    Sincerely,
    Carly
    Jamie's sister

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  28. Dear Jamie,
    I think that it is awesome that your sister got to visit three waterfalls! I have heard of all three of the waterfalls your sister visited. I don't know any facts about those waterfalls though. I have a few questions for you.

    Could you ask your sister for some facts about those waterfalls?

    Do you like any waterfall in particular out of those three waterfalls?


    Do you think any facts are really interesting about those waterfalls?

    Warmly,
    Carly

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  29. @Carly

    I am not sure that my sister learned any facts or not that I know of.

    I think it would be most interesting to visit Yosemite Falls. I would go when it was not flowing and then when it was flowing, so I could see the difference.

    I think it is really interesting that Yosemite does not flow sometimes.

    I have some questions:

    Which is the most interesting to you?

    What facts are the most interesting?

    Happy Holidays!

    Warmly,
    Jamie:)

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  30. @Jamie

    I think that Yosemite also is the most interesting because the waterfall does not flow sometimes.


    I have a question:


    Do you know why Yosemite does not flow sometimes?



    Happy Holidays!


    Warmly,
    Carly

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  31. @Carly

    I do not know why Yosemite Falls doesn't flow sometimes. Maybe I will research it or ask my sister if she knows.

    I have a question:

    Do you know if any of the three waterfalls have rivers below them?

    Happy New Year!

    Yours Truly,
    Jamie :)

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  32. @Jamie

    I don't know if any of the three waterfalls have rivers below them. If I ever figure it out, I will tell you right away. What is your favorite thing about waterfalls, is it because they are so beautiful?


    I have a question:


    Do you think that you will ever visit a waterfall?

    If you do, I would love to hear about it.

    Your Friend,
    Carly♠

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  33. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I think waterfalls have some fascinating adaptations, and some include
    adaptations that are in waterfalls.
    For example, salmon are able to swim up streams and little waterfalls (of course not the waterfalls we researched about). Also, some waterfalls can dry out and then have flowing water again, like Yosemite Falls. I have gone to Yosemite Falls many times. It is very beautiful.

    All the Best,
    Justin

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  34. Ariel (in Mr. Avery's class)May 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney's class,


    I love the post . Water falls are so cool and amazing. Keep up the great work.

    From,
    Ariel In Mr. Avery's class

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  35. Dear Lucas and Classmates,
    Some water falls border two countries. Can someone guess where these are and what countries they border. Water has always been a natural divider of property.
    Grampy and Grammy have seen and viisted several of the ones you have learned about.
    Iguazu Falls is special as you can visit the lake at the top and then later you see the majestic falls.
    all the best, Grammy and Grampy

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