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Ch 54: General Science: Other Bodies of Water

About This Chapter

The AEPA General Science exam will evaluate your knowledge of various bodies of water. Use the lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to get ready for the exam.

AEPA General Science: Other Bodies of Water - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers the essential information about bodies of water that you'll need to know for the AEPA General Science exam. You'll review bodies of water like lakes, rivers, streams, springs and wells. By the end of the chapter, you will also have covered the following:

  • Types of wetlands
  • Ways that streams and rivers affect the surface of the Earth
  • The geological role of groundwater systems
  • Groundwater movement
  • Environmental problems with groundwater
  • Sinkholes and caverns

Each topic in this chapter is broken down into short video lessons that last less than ten minutes. Track your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard feature, and test your knowledge with quizzes and a chapter exam.

AEPA General Science: Other Bodies of Water Chapter Objectives

This chapter will help you study for questions about different bodies of water in the Earth and Space Science section of the AEPA General Science exam, which makes up about 19% of the total test score. You'll need to know about the characteristics and processes of freshwater systems, including groundwater, rivers and lakes.

The AEPA General Science exam is part of the certification process for becoming a science teacher in Arizona schools. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is delivered electronically.

9 Lessons in Chapter 54: General Science: Other Bodies of Water
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Lakes: Definition & Facts

1. Lakes: Definition & Facts

Learn about the different types of lakes, from glacier lakes to oxbow lakes, and how they are formed. Explore how lakes are part of every ecosystem and found on every continent.

What Are Wetlands? - Definition & Types

2. What Are Wetlands? - Definition & Types

Also called Earth's kidneys, wetlands are dynamic and unique environments. Found all over the world, wetlands come in many different types and serve a variety of important functions.

How Rivers and Streams Affect the Earth's Surface

3. How Rivers and Streams Affect the Earth's Surface

Rivers and streams are powerful, ever-changing systems that can alter the surface of the Earth. While they share many similar features, they can be vastly different. In this lesson, we will learn how rivers and streams form, transport sediment, and flood.

Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

4. Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

Surprisingly, most of Earth's liquid freshwater is not where you might think! In this video lesson, you will learn about groundwater, as well as the important roles it plays in sustaining life and shaping Earth.

Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

5. Factors that Influence Groundwater Movement

The movement of groundwater underneath us is influenced by several factors. In this video lesson, you will learn what these factors are and how they affect how and where groundwater moves.

Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

6. Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about springs and how they form. You will also understand how springs are classified based on how they flow as well as how strongly they flow.

Wells: Definition & Types

7. Wells: Definition & Types

Wells are used all over the world and are an important source of water for many people. In this video lesson you will identify different types of wells, as well understand their underground source of water.

Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

8. Environmental Problems Associated With Groundwater

Groundwater is an important natural resource, but like many of our other resources, it's affected by the surrounding environment and human activities. In this video lesson, you'll learn about some of the environmental problems associated with groundwater and why groundwater is especially vulnerable to them.

Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

9. Caverns & Sinkholes: Definition, Formation & Effects

Groundwater can have dramatic effects on Earth's landscape, both above and below ground. In this video lesson you will learn about caverns and sinkholes, both of which are directly related to groundwater movement.

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