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Water On Earth
Prentice Hall Science Earth's Waters -- 5th grade
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the process by which plants use water, carbon dioxide, and energy from the sun to make their food.
places to live and to obtain what is needed to survive
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers.
water moves from bodies of water, land and living things on Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back to Earth's surface in a constant cycle.
a process of the water cycle where water vapor is given off through the leaves of plants. Also called dew.
a process of the water cycle where heavy, big droplets of water fall back to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail.
produces water vapor from bodies of water
The process by which a gas changes to a liquid.
water that runs off the mountains from melting snow and into streams and rivers.
All living things need water in order to carry out their body processes.
Many living things use water as shelter, called habitats.
Most of the Earth's water - about 97% -- is found in salty oceans. Only 3% is fresh water.
About ¾ of the Earth's fresh water is in ice masses near the pole
Less than 1% of fresh water is water that humans can use.
All Earth's oceans are connected to form a single world ocean.
The Pacific Ocean covers more area than all Earth's land put together
Ice bergs are formed by fresh water.
The water cycle naturally recycles water
The water cycle is powered by energy from the sun
The water cycle is a constant cycle.
All the water on Earth has been through the water cycle
Plants draw in water from the soil through their roots
Water is constantly evaporating from the surface of the ocean
Clouds form whenever droplets of water clump together
Four types of precipitation are rain, snow, sleet and hail
Precipitation is the primary source of fresh water on Earth
In the world as a whole, rates of evaporation and precipitation are balanced
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