The movement of water is significant for understanding the environment. Rivers shape our landscape and it is important to understand what causes flooding and what the effects can be.
What type of erosion occurs where the power of the water forces air into gaps in the banks and weakens them so they collapse?
How many processes of erosion occur in a river?
What is it called when large stones are rolled along a river bed?
Why might the velocity of a river fall?
Because it enters the sea or a lake
Because there is less water entering the river
Both because it enters the sea or a lake, and because there is less water entering the river
Which landform is found in the upper course of a river?
What feature is associated with a waterfall?
Where does most erosion occur in a meander bend?
On the inside of the bend
On the outside of the bend
On the slip-off slope
What feature is formed when sediment cuts off the neck of a meander?
A river cliff
A slip-off slope
An ox-bow lake
What is braiding?
Where a river splits
Where a smaller river joins a larger river
Where two rivers of a similar size join together
How is material deposited at a delta?
In a random order
In size order, the heaviest sediment first
In size order, the lightest sediment first