The River That Powered Minneapolis

Water Lab
Students use hands-on water tables to discover how people changed the river to control and enhance its power.

Discover how St. Anthony falls was changed and used to power Minneapolis industry.

Students discover the power that ran early industries in Minneapolis. Hands-on water activities show students how the Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls influenced life in this newly developing city.

K, 1, 2, 3
Length of time: 
40 minutes