I have previously blogged about Minecraft -
Minecraft to inspire writing
Inspiring locational writing with Minecraft
Creating our own Kensuke's Kingdom islands
It is a brilliant trip and one I hope most schools provide something similar. The children do a hike and see a river before carrying out different tests. Experiencing it first hand will always be more powerful than using technology and it is important message teachers should not forget.
Learning is continued back in school all about rivers, how they are created, different parts and learning the terminology. Children first started by using the app TypeDrawing to label the parts of a river -