Ch 40: Glaciers, Lakes, Rivers & Other Bodies of Water

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Go through these lessons to brush up on your scientific knowledge of glaciers, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. Use the keywords in our transcripts to develop some helpful flashcards to use as additional study aids.

Glaciers, Lakes, Rivers & Other Bodies of Water - Chapter Summary

If you need to review the natural sciences, then this chapter may help remind you about the specific properties of glaciers, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. Take the time to examine these video lessons and allow our instructors to remind you about the following topics:

  • The different types of glaciers and their processes
  • Key facts about lakes and how they differ from wetlands
  • The impact that streams and rivers have on the surface of the Earth
  • The geological role played by our groundwater system
  • Groundwater movement and related factors
  • The formation of springs and the different types
  • How wells develop
  • The formation of sinkholes and caverns

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9 Lessons in Chapter 40: Glaciers, Lakes, Rivers & Other Bodies of Water
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What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

1. What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

Learn about the two major types of glaciers: continental and alpine glaciers. These glaciers shape the landscape around them and affect our everyday lives, even if the nearest glacier is thousands of miles away.

Lakes: Definition & Facts

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

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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