Science Rivers Quiz

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Science Rivers Quiz
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  1. There are ___ methods that sediments are transported by water. This is called ______________.
    There are 3 methods that sediments are transported by water. This is called hydraulic action.
  2. The first is called ________. The particles are small enough to be _________ in water.
    The first is called solution. The particles are small enough to be dissolved in water.
  3. Particles such as silt or clay are called ________. They are transported by __________.
    Particles such as silt or clay are called colloids. They are transported by suspension.
  4. Sand, gravel, pebbles, and cobbles are transported by ________ and _______. These particles are called _______.
    Sand, gravel, pebbles, and cobbles are transported by bouncing and rolling. These particles are called bedload.
  5. ________________ contributes to the growth of ___________.
    Headward erosion contributes to the growth of tributaries.
  6. _____________ occours when tributaries combine.
    Stream piracy occours when tributaries combine.
  7. Base level is ________________________________________________________________________.
    Base level is the lowest elevation a river can erode to. Equals elevation at the mouth.
  8. The Mississippi River flows into the ocean. The base level is _______.
    The Mississippi River flows into the ocean. The base level is 0.

    (It had to be the number they call Mr. Billion)
  9. Rate of flow, ________ or _____ depends on two things.
    Rate of flow, velocity or speed depends on two things.
  10. Gradient is the _________________. Equation- _____ = ____.
    Gradient is the slope of the land. Equation- steep = fast.
  11. Volume is the _____________. Equation- _____=____
    Volume is the amount of H2O. Equation- Lots = fast.

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