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What is a body of water on land?
A lake
What is the wearing away of land?
Erosion
What is a large of body of salt water?
Ocean
What is the land that is along side the edge of an ocean?
Coast
What is a flood?
Water that overflows it banks and covers the land that is normally dry.
What is another cause of floods?
Another form is melting snow or ice.
What is the name of land that is covered with water during a flood?
A flood plain
What damage can a flood cause?
It damages homes and carries away soil.
Why is a flood helpful?
Sometimes a flood brings in new soil and leaves it behind when the water dries up. It helps a new season of crops. The river cause erosion to the land and takes away the much needed soil.
What are the two great oceans that surround the United States?
Atlantic Ocean and Pacific
What is the largest river in the United States?
The Missouri River
What is the second largest river in the United States?
Mississippi River
Is the world mostly covered with water?
Yes
A loop in a river is called?
A meander
If a river changes direction over many years, what does it start to look like?
Winding loops
What happens if a river cuts off one of the loops?
A C-shape lake forms
What happens if a river runs down hill?
The current is quicker
What happens if the river runs into an incline?
The current is slower
How is a beach formed?
The waves push rocks and shells up to the coast line. Over time, the waves grind down the rocks and shells to form gravel and/or sand.