Bodies of Water

Facts about The Saint Lawrence River For Kids

The Saint Lawrence is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The river traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and New York in the United States. The Saint Lawrence River originates at the outflow of Lake Ontario between […]

Facts about the Red Sea for Kids

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). It has a maximum depth of 2211 m (7254 ft) in the central median trench, and an average depth of 490 m (1,608 ft). […]

Facts about American Falls For Kids

The American Falls is one of three waterfalls that together are known as Niagara Falls on the Niagara River along the Canada–U.S. Unlike the much larger Horseshoe Falls, of which two-thirds of the falls is located in Ontario, Canada, and one-third in the US state of New York, the American Falls is entirely within the United States and New York. The falls receive […]

Facts about the Caribbean Sea for Kids

The Caribbean Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean located in the tropics of the Western hemisphere. It is bounded by Mexico and Central America to the west and southwest, to the north by the Greater Antilles, to the east by the Lesser Antilles, and to the south by South America. The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies, and adjacent coasts, are collectively […]

Facts about The River Thames for Kids

The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, behind the River Severn. While it is best known because its lower reaches flow through central London, the river flows alongside several other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor, Kingston upon Thames and Richmond. The […]

List of Seas and Facts for Kids

A sea is a large body of saline water that may be connected with an ocean or may be a large saline lake that, like the Caspian Sea, lacks a natural outlet. The Ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians navigated the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, while Hannu was the first sea explorer for whom substantial information exists in the modern […]

Facts about the Seine River For Kids

It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometers northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre. Over 60% of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the Rive […]

Facts about the Congo River For Kids

The Congo River is a river in Africa, and is the deepest river in the world, with measured depths in excess of 720 ft. Additionally, its overall length of 2,920 mi makes it the ninth longest river. The Congo gets its name from the ancient Kingdom of Kongo which inhabited the lands at the mouth of the river. Between 1971 […]

Erie Canal Facts and History for Kids

Who was the principal engineer on the Erie Canal? Benjamin Wright When did construction began on the Erie Canal? July 4, 1817 in Rome, New York When was the Erie Canal First Used? May 17, 1821 When was the Erie Canal Completed? October 26, 1825 How many locks are there on the Erie Canal? 35 Where is the Erie Canal? The Erie Canal stretches […]

Facts about The Adriatic Sea For Kids

An extension of the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea lies between the Italian and Balkan Peninsulas. While the western coast of the body of water is entirely Italian territory, its eastern coast is shared by Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania. The maximum length of the Adriatic Sea is about 478 miles. The northern Adriatic […]

Facts about the Atlantic Ocean for Kids

With a total area of about 41,100,000 sq mi, The Atlantic Ocean covers approximately 20% of the Earth’s surface and about 26% of its water surface area. The first part of its name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the “Sea of Atlas”. The term Ethiopic Ocean, derived from Ethiopia, was applied to the southern Atlantic ocean as late as […]

Facts about the Southern Ocean for Kids

The Southern Ocean (also known as the Great Southern Ocean, Antarctic Ocean, South Polar Ocean and Austral Ocean) comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60°S latitude and encircling Antarctica. It is regarded as the fourth-largest of the five principal oceanic divisions (after the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, but larger than the Arctic Ocean). Geographers disagree on […]

Facts about The Niagara River For Kids

The Niagara River is a river that flows north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.It forms part of the border between the Province of Ontario in Canada and the State of New York in the United States. According to Iroquoian scholar Bruce Trigger, “Niagara” is derived from the name given to a branch of the locally residing native Neutral Confederacy, who are described […]

List of Oceans and Facts for Kids

An ocean is a body of saline water that composes a large part of a planet’s hydrosphere. The word “sea” is often used interchangeably with “ocean”, but strictly speaking a sea is a body of saline water (possibly a division of the World Ocean) partly or fully enclosed by land. Earth is the only planet known to have […]

Facts about the Indian Ocean for Kids

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world’s oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth’s surface. It is bounded by Asia – including India, after which the ocean is named – on the north; on the west by Africa; on the east by Australia; and on the south by the Southern Ocean. As one component of the interconnected global ocean, the […]

Facts about the Mediterranean Sea for Kids

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it is often identified as a completely separate body of water. The […]

Arabian Sea Facts for Kids and Students

The Arabian Sea is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the south by northeastern Somalia, on the east by India and on the west by the Arabian Peninsula. The biggest river flowing into the Sea is the Indus River. The Arabian Sea has two important branches — the Gulf of Aden in the southwest, connecting […]

The Nile River Facts For Kids

The Nile River is one of the largest rivers in the world and one of the only that flows south to north. The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times for farming and agriculture to support their […]

Facts About the Mississippi River For Kids

The Mississippi River is one of the most well known rivers in the world. It ranks up there with the The River Nile, The Amazon River, and The Chang Jiang River. It was formed and shaped by the Cordilleran Ice Sheet during the most recent Ice Age. As the ice began to recede, hundreds of feet of rich sediment were deposited […]

The Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Huron, Erie, Superior, and Ontario

The Great Lakes are a collection of 5 freshwater lakes located in North America, on the Canada/United States border. The 5 lakes are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. They form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface and volume. What fish are in the Great Lakes? If you’re going to go fishing in […]

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