10 Different Types of Waterfalls – Explanation + Visual Guide

Waterfalls are majestic bodies of water. Whether they stem from streams that run into rivers or into the ocean, they are a sight to behold. Waterfalls are classified based on their descent. The different types of waterfalls are Punchbowl Waterfalls, Plunge Waterfalls, Multi-step Waterfalls, Horsetail Waterfalls, Frozen Waterfalls, Fan Waterfalls, Chutes, Cataracts, Cascades, and Block […]

5 Different Types of Telescopes – Explanation + Visual Guide

In this article, we’ll have a closer look at the different types of telescopes with names and pictures. There are three primary types of telescopes, refractors, reflectors, and catadioptric (all of which are optical telescopes). Refractor telescopes use lenses (dioptrics). Reflector telescopes use mirrors (catoptrics). Catadioptric telescopes use both lenses and mirrors. The part of the telescope that […]

Types of Glaciers – Explanation + Visual Guide

Believe it or not, there are 8 different types of glaciers. These include mountain glaciers, rock glaciers, valley glaciers, tidewater glaciers, piedmont glaciers, hanging glaciers, cirque glaciers, and outlet glaciers. Types of Glaciers Below is a description of each of the different glacier types as well as images and videos where possible to show you […]

Types Of Streams – Explanation + Visual Guide

You’re here because you want to learn about the different types of streams. You’re in the right place! There are about 8 different stream types. Each with different features, locations where they form, and they even flow through different types of terrain. A stream is often defined as a small, narrow river. And, yes, you […]

Types Of Magma – Explanation & Visual Guide

Just like there are different types of volcanoes and different types of lava, there are different types of magma. Magma is molten rock within the surface of the earth. There are three basic types of magma: basaltic, andesitic, and rhyolitic, each of which has a different mineral/chemical composition. Basaltic magma —  SiO2 45-55 wt%, high in Fe, Mg, Ca, low in K, Na […]

Types Of Terrain – Explanation & Visual Guide

Let’s take a look at the different types of terrain that make up our planet, Earth. Learn about the differences, similarities, and locations of all the terrain types accessible to us. There are different types of terrains. The common ones are plateau, mountain, plain, and valley terrains. Other types of terrains include open, tundra, oasis, steppe, desert, swamp, forest, […]