This science game helps children practice about different types of water bodies around the world. We are familiar with the various types of water around the globe. These bodies of water, whether freshwater or saltwater, large and small, have different characteristics. They can be classified into three main types: Oceans and rivers, lakes, ponds, and ponds. Let's learn more about each type and what they share in common.
Lakes are bodies that contain water. Lakes can also be confused with smaller bodies of water. They are closer to ponds. Some lakes are larger than others. The source of the water determines whether a lake is larger or smaller than another body of water. Lake Nyos or Lake Kivu are good examples of lakes.
Ponds are a biodiverse ecosystem of freshwater that can be used for a wide range of purposes. They are water sources for livestock and agriculture, as well as breeding grounds for many other species. Besides being a huge waste sink, ponds can also be used to control mosquito populations and prevent algae growth. In the past, ponds weren't used to catch fish. With the growing use of ponds recreationally, a more responsible approach was developed.
Saltwater is the main component of the oceans and seas around the globe. These huge bodies of water are located along the coastlines of continents and are partly surrounded by land. The most well-known seas are the Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea and Caribbean Sea. The largest sea, the South China Sea, is home to a large number of islands. It is currently a dispute area between Japan and China.
A bay is a cove where the sea is not entirely surrounded. It is typically made of softer rocks. These coves can be small or large, and they are often difficult to distinguish from larger bodies of water. Another way to define a bay is a small protected area with narrow entrance.
The Epeiric sea is a shallow ocean that covers a portion of a continental landmass. These waters rarely reach deeper than 200 metres. These waters are caused by an abrupt shift in oceanic conditions. These seas can be either warm or cold. These seas were present at the beginning of the last Ice Age, when sea levels rose quickly.
A marsh is an area of water that supports a wide range of animal and plant species. Swamp ecosystems are characterized by different water depths that result in different vegetation zones. This creates a mosaic of different vegetation zones, which in turn leads to greater diversity among animal and plant species. At least fifty percent of marshes have less than one-half feet in depth, thirty percent between one-half-three feet and three feet, twenty percent between three and six inches.