River-Themed Conversation Starters
Along with the worksheets below, challenge your students with these river-themed questions from our Geography Skill Builders. These are great for getting the conversation going or for a five-minute time-filler task.
1. What river flows into the Dead Sea?
2. Through what states does the Arkansas River flow?
3. What river is the Grand Coulee Dam in the state of Washington on?
Get the answers and 4 more questions.
Rivers, Grades 6-12
- What Are Rivers and Streams?
In this Earth science printable, students will identify river characteristics and classify U.S. rivers as youthful, mature, or old. As a skill challenge, they will identify and sequence the maturation of a river. They will also label the meanders and the oxbow lake on the diagram.
- The Stages of a River
Examine the river characteristics labeled in this printable, and determine whether they are features of a youthful, mature, or old river system.
- Key Term Review: Inland Waters
Review the features and characteristics of inland waters, including lakes, geysers, and rivers, with this Earth science vocabulary worksheet and word puzzle.
- Test: Inland Waters
Multiple-choice and written-response questions in this Earth science exam will test students' knowledge and understanding of hydrology. In this printable, students will interpret diagrams of two rivers and answer questions about the water cycle, precipitation, erosion, and inland waters.
Rivers, Grades K-2
Rives and Geography, Grades 6-12
Rives and Geography, Grades 1-4
- Land and Water
Students use this graphic organizer to list every type of landform (e.g., island, continent, peninsula.) and body of water (e.g., sea, lake, river, ocean) they can think of. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.
Rivers and Erosion, Grades 6-12
- How Does Running Water Cause Erosion?
Enrich your Earth science curriculum with this worksheet. Students will identify forms of running water, consider their role in erosion, and analyze a map of the Mississippi River system in the United States.
- Erosion Test
Multiple-choice and written-response questions in this Earth science exam are used to test students' knowledge and understanding of glaciers, flood plains, karst topography, landforms, and types of erosion. In this printable, students are also asked to interpret a diagram of a river system.