Every river finds its way to the ocean...but it sure can take a while. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the world’s river systems, explaining how giant rivers start off as tiny rivulets of run-off from rainstorms. You’ll learn how these streams become creeks and eventually rivers, and what uses humans have found for these important bodies of water. You’ll also learn about the differences between young and mature streams, and why it’s safer to kayak down a mature stream than a young one. Watch out for the rapids!

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