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Photographers setting up a tripod and camera at the base of the frozen Eagle Cliff Falls in Havana Glen Park near Montour Falls, New York, circa 1900.
What are the men doing in the photograph?
What equipment are they using?
How is their equipment the same or different than the equipment people use today?
How would this photograph look different if it had been taken in the summer?
Do all waterfalls freeze?
Why is water in a waterfall less likely to freeze than water that is standing still?
What causes water to move quickly at a waterfall?
What problems might result from partial freezing of waterfalls?
Do you think this waterfall would freeze if it were located in Florida instead of New York?
What body of water flows over Eagle Cliff Falls?
When was the last time Eagle Cliff Falls froze?
Science: Investigate how waterfalls are formed.
Science: Research the largest waterfall in New York State. Give five facts about it and describe where it is located.
English Language Arts: Write an essay comparing and contrasting two waterfalls in New York State.
Donnelly, Andrew. Waterfalls. Chanhassen, MN: Child's World, 1999. ISBN: 1567664873.
Fowler, Allan. The Wonder of a Waterfall. New York: Children's Press, 1999. ISBN: 0516208136.
Freeman, Rich. 200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York: A Finders' Guide. Fishers, NY: Footprint Press, 2002. ISBN: 1930480016