Geology 10 (Physical Geology)

California State University, Sacramento

Week 9: Streams and Rivers, Exam #2


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • List and describe the components of the hydrologic cycle.

  • Define the parts of a stream and a drainage basin.

  • Recognize different drainage patterns.\

  • Discuss how sediment is transported by streams.

  • Distinguish between meandering and braided streams.

  • Tell how urbanization changes flood response.

Review for the test
You should use several tools to review for the test:

1) Go over your notes.

2) Repeat step #1.

3) Review chapters in the textbook.

4) Take practice quizzes on-line (please don't send them to me unless I assign them!)

5) Use reviews and summaries at the end of each chapter.

6) Make sure you know terms and concepts on the study guide:

Study guide for test #2

Homework for week #9
Study for Exam 2:  Review chapter summaries, take practice quizzes, review your notes, read the book!

You may want to do the practice quiz in Chapter 10 (Streams, rivers and flooding), but I won't collect it or count the grade.

You will need a scantron form for the test:  Scantron #4521.

You can get this scantron form at the bookstore.  You will need at least 3 of these scantron forms this semester.

Reading Assignments

From Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Physical Geology, 13th edition

Chapter 10- Streams, rivers and flooding


Powerpoint graphics used during lectures


Week 9 graphics