Freshwater Vocabulary Words 8.E.1.1, 1.3, 1.4
The streams and smaller rivers that feed into a main river
Water located below Earth’s surface
An area of land that drains into a stream, river, lake, or other body of water
Water that is not salty
A place where freshwater from a river meets and mixes with salt water from the ocean
The following of practices that protect Earth’s resources
Saltwater and freshwater mixed together, but not is salty as seawater. Like in estuaries.
The measurement of how acidic or basic a substance is, on a scale of 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very basic).
An organism used to monitor the health of an ecosystem.
organisms without backbones, which are invisible to the eye without the aid of a microscope.
Microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen that are mixed in water and available to aquatic organisms for respiration.
The process by which the cells of plants and some other organisms use the energy of sunlight to make their own food.