Why are rivers important to people?

In this lesson, we will be learning about rivers and why they are important to people. We will be looking at two case studies in the lesson today - the Volga River in Russia and the Amazon River in South America.

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Q1.Which type of erosion makes a river wider?

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Q2.What are big bends in rivers called?

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Q3.When water goes around a bend in a river, where does the water move the fastest?

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Q4.When does a river have more energy?

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Q5.When water goes around a bend in a river, where does deposition happen?

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Q6.Finish this sentence. As the meanders in a river get bigger, the neck of the meander becomes more _______.

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Q7.Order the stages to describe how a meander forms. (1 for the first stage to 4 which is the last stage)
Erosion causes the bends to get bigger
Lateral erosion creates gentle bends
Over time, the meander grows bigger.
Deposition occurs on the inside of the bend

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Q8.How is an oxbow lake created?

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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!

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Q1.Which type of erosion makes a river wider?

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Q2.What are big bends in rivers called?

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Q3.When water goes around a bend in a river, where does the water move the fastest?

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Q4.When does a river have more energy?

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Q5.When water goes around a bend in a river, where does deposition happen?

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Q6.Finish this sentence. As the meanders in a river get bigger, the neck of the meander becomes more _______.

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Q7.Order the stages to describe how a meander forms. (1 for the first stage to 4 which is the last stage)
Erosion causes the bends to get bigger
Lateral erosion creates gentle bends
Over time, the meander grows bigger.
Deposition occurs on the inside of the bend

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Q8.How is an oxbow lake created?

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Why are rivers important to people?

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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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Why are rivers important to people?

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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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