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        Water Bodies

        Learn about different water bodies and the various characteristics that make them distinct from one another in this multimedia gallery from WGBH. Water bodies are natural accumulations of water that make up about three-quarters of Earth’s surface. Each one looks different when viewed from the ground (ground view) and from above (aerial view). Students can use the media in this gallery to explore, identify, and describe characteristics of various water bodies and to compare near-ground-level and aerial views of water bodies.

        To view the Activity, Background Essay, and Teaching Tips for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

        Views of Water Bodies

        This slideshow offers students opportunities to observe, identify, and describe various characteristics of water bodies and compare near-ground-level and aerial views of each water body.

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        PLUM LANDING No Luck at the Lake

        This PLUM LANDING video offers student opportunities to observe and describe distinct characteristics of a lake.

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        PLUM LANDING Following a River Downstream

        This PLUM LANDING video offers student opportunities to observe and describe distinct characteristics of a river.

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