Online College Courses for Credit

River Basin :  Structures of the Hydrosphere

River Basin : Structures of the Hydrosphere

Author: Ashley Sos

8.E.1.1 :Local River basins and water availability. 

See More
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

29 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

314 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 27 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


What is the difference between a River Basin and a Watershed?

Both river basins and watersheds are areas of land that drain to a particular water body, such as a lake, stream, river or estuary.

In a river basin, all the water drains to a large river.

The term watershed is used to describe a smaller area of land that drains to a smaller stream, lake or wetland.

There are many smaller watersheds within a river basin.

What is a River Basin?

The video describes a River Basin in the Amazon. Be sure that after the video you know what a river basin is and what the general charateristics are.

River Basin Notes

Be sure to take notes in you science notebook. ( you may only right what is in red)