The movement of water through Earth's spheres.
Heat energy from the sun changes water from a liquid to a gas. The water vapor travels from a body of water on the surface of the Earth to the atmosphere.
Groundwater travels up the roots and stem of the plant and out tiny holes in the leaves.
This part of the water cycle creates clouds. Cool temperatures cause water vapor (gas) to change into liquid droplets.
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet.
When rain flows along the surface of the Earth into large bodies of water.
The point where water hits the soil.
Places where water on earth is stored. These locations include the surface of Earth, in the ground and in the atmosphere.
The movement of water through the layers of soil.
How does water travel from a plant to a cloud?
Heat is absorbed during this phase of the water cycle.
Heat is released during this phase of the water cycle.
the water beneath the surface of the ground...source of water for wells & springs
The surface under the ground below which is saturated with water
Water (in sediments, etc.) that are emptying from one moving source (stream or river) into another moving or still source (river or lake)
any geological formation containing or conducting ground water, esp. one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc
The sum of evaporation & transpiration
the capability of a porous rock or sediment to permit the flow of fluids through its pore spaces.
Does not allow the passage of a fluid
A molecule that has electrically charged areas- for example - water
the combined force of attraction between water molecules and with the molecules of the surrounding material allows water to move through materials with pores inside
the tightness across the surface of the water that is caused by the polar molecules pulling on one another.
a mixture that forms when one substance dissolves another
the substance that does the dissolving- water is often called the universal solvent
the amount of heat needed to increase the temperature of a certain mass of a substance by 1°C
the process by which molecules at the surface of a liquid absorb enough energy to change to a gaseous state.
the process by which a gas changes to a liquid
attempts to use less of a resource
water that flows across land and collects in rivers, streams, and eventually the ocean
land that is drained by a water system
non-point source pollution
water pollution that comes from more than one place (can't be traced to one source)
point source pollution
water pollution that comes from one source
amount of oxygen present in water. It can be decreased by pollution and impact living organisms in the water
a naturally occurring substance (found in plants and fertilizers) that can affect water health
a needed resource that is in limited supply