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Ch 14: Running Water: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Running Water chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about running water. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the processes and characteristics of running water required in a typical earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
  • Identify the running water concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our earth science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about running water and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding landform diagrams, streamflows, channels or any other running water topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their running water unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about running water simple and fun.
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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about running water on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics of drainage basins.
  • Differentiate between laminar and turbulent stream flows.
  • Discuss the effects of erosion and deposition on landforms.
  • Learn how to read landform diagrams.
  • Explain how stream valleys are formed.
  • Understand how base levels affect stream erosion.
  • Learn how bedrock channels are formed.
  • Identify the different types of alluvial channels.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Running Water: Tutoring Solution
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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.

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.

Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

3. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.

How a Landform Diagram Describes the Geological Progression of a Landscape

4. How a Landform Diagram Describes the Geological Progression of a Landscape

This lesson describes what a landform diagram is. We'll also discuss some basic laws of geology that can help scientists deduce both the order of events that create a landform and the geologic events that occur after a landform's formation.

The Formation of Stream Valleys

5. 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.

Base Level of a Stream: Definition & Effect on Erosion

6. 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.

Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process

7. 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

8. 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.

African Rift Valley: Formation & Overview

9. African Rift Valley: Formation & Overview

This lesson offers a definition and description of rift valleys and their formation with details focusing on the East African Rift System. The diversity of the region is discussed, as well as its status as the 'Cradle of Mankind.'

The Hydrologic Cycle: Definition, Process & Diagram

10. The Hydrologic Cycle: Definition, Process & Diagram

The hydrologic, or water, cycle describes the storage and movement of all water on Earth. This lesson will cover the different reservoirs where water can be stored and how it moves between them.

Yellow River: Facts, Location & History

11. Yellow River: Facts, Location & History

The Yellow River is also referred to as Huang He or simply, 'The River.' Discover where this river is located. Learn about the beauty of this river through historical context and facts. Take a short quiz at the end of this lesson to test your expertise on the Yellow River.

Chapter Practice Exam
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