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Observe the varying sizes of rivers in North America, their distribution, and how they are connected in this map of river widths based on data from NASA satellites. River widths are useful to scientists who study water’s properties, movement, and distribution. Students can use the map to analyze the distribution and relationship among rivers in North America.
To view the Background Essay, Student Handout, and Teaching Tips for this map, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.