Ch 8: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 9: Surface Water

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The Surface Water chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science course helps students learn the essential earth science lessons of surface water. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Surface Water textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Surface Water chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the surface water topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Types of alluvial and bedrock channels
  • Climates and locations of freshwater biomes
  • Cycles of water, including precipitation, evaporation and condensation
  • Stream valleys and their formation
  • Causes and prevention of floods
  • Characteristics of drainage basins

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8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 9: Surface Water
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Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics

1. Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics

Do you know where the water in your area flows? In this lesson, we will explore the system of drainage basins and how they help develop river systems. We will also investigate some extreme examples of drainage basins.

What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

2. What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

In this video lesson, you will study floods, their causes and their effects. You will learn to identify various methods that are used to prevent floods and explore how preventing natural flood cycles can lead to dangerous flood events.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

3. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

The Formation of Stream Valleys

4. The Formation of Stream Valleys

Running water is very powerful and has the ability to change the land around it. In this lesson, we will explore the creation of stream valleys and how they are shaped by the water that runs through them.

Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process

5. Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process

Bedrock channels are eroded paths cut through solid rock foundations known as bedrock. Learn about bedrock channels and the processes that form them, including abrasion and plucking.

Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types

6. Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types

An alluvial channel is a water channel made up of loose sediments called alluvium. Learn about the types of alluvial channels, meandering channels and braided channels, and the characteristics that make them unique in this lesson.

Human Causes of Eutrophication

7. Human Causes of Eutrophication

Eutrophication occurs when a body of water becomes overly enriched with nutrients. While this can happen naturally, accelerated eutrophication is typically the result of human activities. Learn about the human causes of eutrophication.

Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

8. Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

Freshwater biomes are very important to life on Earth. They are home to many different species and provide a lot of resources. In this lesson, we will go over what a freshwater biome is, where they are located, and the different plants and animals that inhabit them.

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