Thursday, June 10, 2010

Niagara Falls

I'm so glad it's almost the end of the school year!  My teacher was, too - she was done teaching us language, so she said we could do a project on anything.  I did mine on Niagara Falls.  We will have to present it to the class.  (I will present tomorrow).  It was quite fun doing the project.  I used scrapbooking stuff and made it cute (sorta).

On the poster, I had many different sections: Characteristics, Geology, Power, Preservation, People who have gone over Niagara Falls, and Tourism.  I found some pretty cool pictures to put on the poster.  I found one of Niagara Falls at night, another in which no water was running over American Falls, and many others!

These photos are some of the ones I used on my poster.  From top left going clockwise:  "American Falls 'shut off' during erosion control efforts, in 1969."; Horseshoe Falls; Niagara Falls at night; "Bobby Leach and his barrel after his trip over Niagara Falls, 1911"

Niagara Falls has 3 different falls: Horseshoe Falls, which are found in Ontario, Canada; American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls, which are in New York, USA.  I didn't put anything about Bridal Veil Falls on the poster.

Niagara Falls in Winter & American Falls.  (The small falls to the right in the second pic are Bridal Veil Falls.)

This was a really interesting project!  To read more about Niagara Falls, click here

Hope it wasn't too boring!  Love, Aimee


  1. Good job! I always had fun doing school projects like these:)

  2. Beautiful job Aimee, looks like you learned a you didn't know all that information before you started the project! School can be fun.

  3. What a great project! I was to Niagara Falls once a long time ago with Grampa and Gramma and I would love to go back someday:) Is it named that from the native Americans or where did the name come from?

  4. Karen~
    According to, Niagara Falls is named for . . . "According to Iroquoian scholar Bruce Trigger, "Niagara" is derived from the name given to a branch of the locally residing native Neutral Confederacy, who are described as being called the "Niagagarega" people on several late 17th century French maps of the area."

    Thanks everyone! I really did learn a lot & I did enjoy doing the project!