Bodies of Water

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Bodies of Water

  1. 1. Bodies of Water Amanda Luteran EDEX 750 USC Thematic Unit
  2. 2. Oceans
  3. 3. • Salt water• Largest of the bodies of water• About 70% of the Earth’s surface are covered by oceans• Surrounds a continent
  4. 4. Rivers
  5. 5. • Natural body of water• Has a current• Freshwater• Flows towards an ocean, lake, sea, or other river• Can called many names including brook, tributary, and creek• The water in rivers come from rain and snow fall• Collection of streams
  6. 6. Streams
  7. 7. • Freshwater• Has a current• Confined within a bed and stream bank• Runs into a river• The water in streams come from rain and snow fall
  8. 8. Lakes
  9. 9. • Does not have a current• Can be saltwater or freshwater, but usually freshwater• Surrounded by land• Lakes can be natural or manmade• Larger and deeper than ponds
  10. 10. Ponds
  11. 11. • Freshwater• Does not have a current• Surrounded by land• Ponds can be natural or manmade• Smaller and more shallow than a lake

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