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1a) An introduction to water on the land- movie image

1a) An introduction to water on the land- movie

This movie introduces the topic of water on the land at KS4 level by looking at a variety of issues that pupils will study. To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner

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1b) An introduction to water on the land- the big picture image

1b) An introduction to water on the land- the big picture

This presentation highlights the key elements of the topic and shows how they link together.

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1c) An introduction to water on the land- river basins  image

1c) An introduction to water on the land- river basins

This presentation shows the different features of a drainage basin.

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2a) River processes- types of transportation image

2a) River processes- types of transportation

This presentation looks at the four main methods of river transportation.

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2b) River processes- changes in a river's long profile image

2b) River processes- changes in a river's long profile

This presentation compares a river in its upper, middle and lower courses, focussing particularly on the processes that occur.

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2d) River processes- vertical and lateral erosion animation image

2d) River processes- vertical and lateral erosion animation

This animation highlights the difference between vertical and lateral erosion.

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3a) River landforms- waterfalls image

3a) River landforms- waterfalls

This animation demonstrates the formation of waterfalls, and their retreat up stream.

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3b) River landforms- meanders presentation image

3b) River landforms- meanders presentation

This presentation demonstrates the formation of meanders, and includes an animation showing the development of a meander into an ox bow lake.

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3c) River landforms- levee presentation image

3c) River landforms- levee presentation

This presentation looks at levees and their formation. It includes and animation showing their development.

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4a) Flooding- presentation image

4a) Flooding- presentation

This presentation looks at flooding. It focusses on the physical and human causes, as well as the soft and hard engineering strategies that can be implemented to try and manage flooding.

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4b) Flooding compared- presentation image

4b) Flooding compared- presentation

This presentation compares the effects of river flooding in Boscastle and Mozambique.

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4c) Flooding casestudy- River Mississippi presentation image

4c) Flooding casestudy- River Mississippi presentation

This presentation looks at two major floods on the River Mississippi, in 1927 and 1993, as well as general information about the Mississippi.   

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