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Ch 6: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 6: Running Water and Groundwater

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The Running Water and Groundwater chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of running water and groundwater. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Running Water and Groundwater textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Running Water and Groundwater chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the running water and groundwater topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The water cycle
  • Laminar and turbulent streamflows
  • Base level of a stream
  • The formation of stream valleys
  • Causes, types and prevention of floods
  • Drainage basins
  • Groundwater system
  • Formation and types of springs
  • Types of wells
  • Caverns and sinkholes

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10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 6: Running Water and Groundwater
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

1. 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.

Laminar & Turbulent Streamflows

2. Laminar & Turbulent Streamflows

Streams come in many different shapes and sizes. They can also vary in speed and direction of flow. In this lesson, we will explore two different ways that water can flow through a stream.

Base Level of a Stream: Definition & Effect on Erosion

3. Base Level of a Stream: Definition & Effect on Erosion

Water stops flowing when it reaches its lowest level; this is called the base level. Learn about the base level of a stream, how it affects erosion, and some examples of local base levels, including lakes, dams and waterfalls.

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.

What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention

5. 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.

Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics

6. 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.

Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

7. 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.

Springs: Definition, Formation & Types

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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