New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_WkH
The frozen Hector Falls near Watkins Glen, New York, circa 1900.
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 would this waterfall look like in the summer?
Why do you think the man was photographed next to the waterfall?
What might he have been thinking and feeling when this photograph was taken?
What body of water flows over Hector Falls?
When was the last time Hector 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.
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