An introduction to river words

1:09

Here we look at many of the new words associated with the topic of rivers and they are explained in easy to understand terms using great illustrations to help.

Rivers and the water cycle

2:24

This video shows how the water cycle helps rivers to form and grow. Good visual imagery and aerial shots help to explain how rivers are formed.

Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy

Watersheds and

drainage basins

2:00

Explaining the term watershed is sometimes tricky but this visual depiction of what a watershed is helps explain very clearly the term watershed and drainage basin.

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Waterfalls - geology and formation

4:06

A well worded contemporary take on how to explain what is occuring in waterfalls and how gorges are formed.

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River - oxbow lakes

0:55

This aerial view of oxbow lakes and illustration helps to explain how oxbow lakes are formed.

A braided river valley

2:34

The braided river system is not a common feature and this river video has a wonderful animated illustration which explains what braided rivers are and how they are formed.

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Floods in Bangladesh

2:49

This river video clip looks at how lives are changed by the annual flooding in Bangladesh. It examines how these floods both create and destroy land and it looks at the people that inhabit these newly created islands in the river.

River flooding in Britain

4:03

This river video clip gives examples of how people adapt their homes and towns to prepare for the possibility of flooding.

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River Management

5:48

A look at the many ways in which rivers are managed to control flood waters and regulate flow and how these efforts are mostly successful but can sometimes result in flooding.

Lower course - River Severn

4:19

In this short clip, we look at what happens to a river in its lower course. It looks at how settlements risk getting flooded in the winter.

The Orinoco river

3:31

This river video has wonderful aerial shots of the wild areas where the Orinoco forms and where it flows down the river. It then goes on to look at the people that live in the Orinoco region.

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Upper course - River Severn

4:28

This river video shows a river in its earliest stages forming from small rivulets joining together to make a stream.

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RIVER VIDEOS

These geography videos are all about rivers. They are advertisement-free and registration-free and they make a seamless and interesting addition to any lesson when you are learning about the geography topic of rivers. These river videos are made by the BBC and some with a high quality level of production and we hope you enjoy watching them and learning more about rivers.