6th grade Science Water/oceans test prep
Terms in this set (13)
As the garbage in the North Pacific Gyre breaks down over time, heavier pieces will sink. When the heavier garbage settles, where is it most likely to end up?
Which of the following forms on the ocean floor where parts of the Earth's crust pull apart?
Which process occurs as surface water is turned into water vapor by the sun?
What is the largest use of freshwater in the United States?
Which activity would MOST LIKELY pollute and destroy a source of fresh drinking water?
n polar ice and glaciers
Where is most of the freshwater on Earth located?
closer than the Sun.
Tides on Earth are influenced more by the Moon than the Sun because the Moon is
When the sun, earth, and moon are all aligned, the tidal range is higher than normal. The resulting tide is called a
the gravitational pull of the Sun and the Moon.
Tides occur in the oceans at regular times every day because of
What is the major cause of ocean waves?
away from the equator.
In which direction do warm water currents typically flow?
Which factor causes surface ocean currents?
between Asia and the Americas
Oceans cover nearly 71% of Earth's surface. The ocean that contains 45% of all ocean water on Earth is located