How do waterfalls form?

In this lesson we will be learning how a waterfall forms in the upper course of a river.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is meant by 'river load'?

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Q2.Which method of erosion involves the scraping of the river bed and banks by material carried in the river?

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Q3.As rocks are eroded, they become smaller, rounded and smooth. True or false?

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Q4.The dragging of large boulders along the river bed is known as...

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Q5.Rocks in the upper course will usually be...

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is meant by 'river load'?

1/5

Q2.Which method of erosion involves the scraping of the river bed and banks by material carried in the river?

2/5

Q3.As rocks are eroded, they become smaller, rounded and smooth. True or false?

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Q4.The dragging of large boulders along the river bed is known as...

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Q5.Rocks in the upper course will usually be...

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How do waterfalls form?

Use your learning from your lesson on waterfall formation to complete this short quiz.

Q1.A gorge is a...

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Q2.The pool at the bottom of a waterfall is known as a...

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Q3.When the bottom of a rock is worn away leaving it unsupported it is said to be...

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Q4.A waterfall is typically found in the...

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Q5.A waterfall is formed by...

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How do waterfalls form?

Use your learning from your lesson on waterfall formation to complete this short quiz.

Q1.A gorge is a...

1/5

Q2.The pool at the bottom of a waterfall is known as a...

2/5

Q3.When the bottom of a rock is worn away leaving it unsupported it is said to be...

3/5

Q4.A waterfall is typically found in the...

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Q5.A waterfall is formed by...

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Lesson summary: How do waterfalls form?

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