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What happens when a river floods?

In this lesson, we will be learning about the physical causes of flooding as well as the human factors which can increase the risk of flooding. We will also be learning about dams by studying the Aswan High Dam in Egypt.

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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.Where is the Volga River found?

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Q2.Why does a lot of agriculture (farming) take place along the Volga River?

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Q3.Over ____ of Russia’s agriculture takes place along the Volga River.

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Q4.Apart from farming, why else is the Volga River important to people?

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Q5.What is the Volga River famous for?

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Q6.What is transported along the Amazon River?

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Q7.What is caviar?

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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.Where is the Volga River found?

1/7

Q2.Why does a lot of agriculture (farming) take place along the Volga River?

2/7

Q3.Over ____ of Russia’s agriculture takes place along the Volga River.

3/7

Q4.Apart from farming, why else is the Volga River important to people?

4/7

Q5.What is the Volga River famous for?

5/7

Q6.What is transported along the Amazon River?

6/7

Q7.What is caviar?

7/7

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What happens when a river floods?

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Q1.What is flooding?

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Q2.Floods are only caused due to physical causes, such as heavy rainfall. True or false?

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Q3.Which of these are examples of human factors which can increase the risk of flooding?

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Q4.Why can steep slopes cause flooding?

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Q5.Why does urbanisation (the building and extension of towns and cities) increase the risk of flooding?

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Q6.Which of these are examples of physical factors which can cause flooding?

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Q7.What is a dam?

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Q8.Where is the Aswan High Dam located?

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Q9.What has built up behind the Aswan High Dam?

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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.

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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Quiz:

What happens when a river floods?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is flooding?

1/9

Q2.Floods are only caused due to physical causes, such as heavy rainfall. True or false?

2/9

Q3.Which of these are examples of human factors which can increase the risk of flooding?

3/9

Q4.Why can steep slopes cause flooding?

4/9

Q5.Why does urbanisation (the building and extension of towns and cities) increase the risk of flooding?

5/9

Q6.Which of these are examples of physical factors which can cause flooding?

6/9

Q7.What is a dam?

7/9

Q8.Where is the Aswan High Dam located?

8/9

Q9.What has built up behind the Aswan High Dam?

9/9

Lesson summary: What happens when a river floods?

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