Questions to answer:                        Natural Phenomena: Discovery Video

  1.  What is a lake and what are two features that the lake has?
  2. The Salt Lake in Utah does not drain and why?  What does it leave behind after evaporation?
  3. What does runoff contain?
  4. Why does the Great Salt Lake get saltier and saltier?
  5. Why is it possible for humans to float in the Great Salt Lake?
  6. What is  lakes responsibility?  Temporary storage facilities for water on the way to the ocean.
  7. How are lakes created? glaciers, movement from the Earth’s crust, craters from volcano
  8. How do lakes eventually disappear?    Sediment deposits on the bottom, creates a marsh and then a meadow; the stream will still flow through to somewhere else.
  9. Rivers:  Where did the water come from originally?
  10. Where did the water come from and how does it move?
  11. The rivers take the form of the land they travel through.  Give some examples
  12. Not all rivers flow the same way:  Continental divide:
  13. Largest river in the United States?
  14. More fresh water underground than in lakes and rivers.
  15. What is an aquifer?
  16. The top of the aquifer is called the water table.
  17. How is a well dug and where does it go to?
  18. What is a spring?  Water gushing out of the water on its own.
  19. How much water is used in the US per person in one day:  1000 gallons per day.
  20. Why is it important for us to know where our water comes from?

Questions to answer:                        Natural Phenomena: Discovery Video

  1.  What is a lake and what are two features that the lake has?
  2. The Salt Lake in Utah does not drain and why?  What does it leave behind after evaporation?
  3. What does runoff contain?
  4. Why does the Great Salt Lake get saltier and saltier?
  5. Why is it possible for humans to float in the Great Salt Lake?
  6. What is  lakes responsibility?  Temporary storage facilities for water on the way to the ocean.
  7. How are lakes created? glaciers, movement from the Earth’s crust, craters from volcano
  8. How do lakes eventually disappear?    Sediment deposits on the bottom, creates a marsh and then a meadow; the stream will still flow through to somewhere else.
  9. Rivers:  Where did the water come from originally?
  10. Where did the water come from and how does it move?
  11. The rivers take the form of the land they travel through.  Give some examples
  12. Not all rivers flow the same way:  Continental divide:
  13. Largest river in the United States?
  14. More fresh water underground than in lakes and rivers.
  15. What is an aquifer?
  16. The top of the aquifer is called the water table.
  17. How is a well dug and where does it go to?
  18. What is a spring?  Water gushing out of the water on its own.
  19. How much water is used in the US per person in one day:  1000 gallons per day.
  20. Why is it important for us to know where our water comes from?