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CLIP 7238

Rivers and the water cycle

Rivers and the water cycle
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Key Info
  • Rivers and the water cycle
  • Duration: 02:24
  • A short demonstration of the water cycle and the journey of a river. Includes an explanation of how water is stored in dams, and a look at the processes involved in treating water so it is safe to drink.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Rivers

  • Keywords: river, rain, water, water cycle, dam, reservoir, groundwater, surface water, stream
Ideas for use in class
  • Discussion topics - What is a river? How does a river form? Where do we get our drinking water? What is a dam? Why are dams built? What is a reservoir?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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