# 13.1 What are rivers and streams?

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13.1 What are rivers and streams?
Lesson Review
PART A Place a check mark beside each form of running water.
__________ 1. a river
_________ 3. rain
__________ 5. runoff
__________ 2. waves
_________ 4. a stream
__________ 6. water in a pond
PART B Complete the table by placing check marks in the correct columns. You may check more than one
column.
RIVER CHARACTERISTICS
Characteristic
Youthful
Mature
Old
1. Very slow-moving water
2. Meanders
3. Fast-moving water
4. Waterfalls
5. Fllat slope
6. Narrow, V-shaped valleys
7. No waterfalls or rapids
8. Oxbow lakes
9. Rapids
Skill Challenge
Skills: sequencing, identifying, Use the diagrams to complete the following.
1. Place the diagrams in the correct order by writing the numbers 1 through 4 in the spaces provided.
2. Label the meanders and the oxbow lake on the diagram.
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Name: _______________________________________ Date: __________________________ Block: _______
13.2 What are river systems and drainage basins?
Lesson Review
PART A Complete the following. Write your answers in the spaces provided.
1. What is another name for a drainage basin? ________________________________________________________
2. What is a divide? ______________________________________________________________________________
3. What is a tributary? ____________________________________________________________________________
PART B Use the map of the Mississippi River system to complete the following.
1. Name three tributaries of the Mississippi River system.
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2. What is the main stream of the Mississippi River system?
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3. Name three states through which the Mississippi flows.
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Skill Challenge
Skills: labeling, analyzing
Complete the following. Write your answers in the spaces provided.
1. Label the floodplain, mouth, and delta of the
river shown.
2. Draw a triangle on the diagram around the delta
of the river.
3. Draw an oxbow lake to the diagram.
4. What stage of a river is this showing?
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Skill Challenge
Skills: researching, building vocabulary, modeling
Use the diagram to answer the questions.
1. What feature indicates that the diagram shows a
well-developed floodplain? ____________________
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2. What factors may have contributed to the
development of the floodplain?
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3. Why is the area within the floodplain smoother than the area outside the floodplain?
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