How do Rivers Shape the Land?

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Describe how rivers erode their channels (Keywords: pushes, scrapes, loosens, moves, drops)
Water pushes boulders, stones and rock particles along the rivers course/channel. The loose material scrapes the river bed and banks and loosens other material. These are transported by the river and deposit them elsewhere.
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Describe how a V-shaped valley is formed
The river erodes downwards as rocks are bounced and scraped along the river bend.The steep sides are attacked by weathering which breaks up & loosens the rock.The loosened material goes down the slopes because of gravity or by rain;river moves it
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Name 8 features of a river and its valley
source, spurs, valley sides, v-shaped valley, channel, river banks, river bed, load
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Source
Where a river starts
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Spurs
Ridges of land around which a river winds
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Valley sides
The slopes on either side of a river
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V-shaped valley
The shape of a valley in its upper course
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Channel
The course of a river
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River banks
The sides of a river channel
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River bed
The bottom of a river channel
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Load
Material that is carried or moved by the river
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The river erodes downwards as rocks are bounced and scraped along the river bend.The steep sides are attacked by weathering which breaks up & loosens the rock.The loosened material goes down the slopes because of gravity or by rain;river moves it

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Describe how a V-shaped valley is formed

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source, spurs, valley sides, v-shaped valley, channel, river banks, river bed, load

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Where a river starts

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Ridges of land around which a river winds

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