BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 1372

Flash floods in the desert - Death Valley

Flash floods in the desert - Death Valley
Key Info
  • Flash floods in the desert - Death Valley
  • Duration: 02:32
  • Describes the effects of rainfall and flash floods on the desert landscape of Death Valley. Aspects of physical geography are clearly portrayed and described, including erosion, the creation of canyons and the physical effects of rainfall on the landscape of a desert environment.
  • Subject:



    The Americas

  • Keywords: rainfall, flash flood, water, landscape, erosion, canyon, Death Valley, North America, USA
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip could be used within a broader topic on water, such as its effects upon landscapes. Teachers and pupils could use this clip to consider the physical effects of rainfall and the transforming effect of rainfall on the physical environment, identifying water as a physical force that shapes landscapes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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