T4L Science Chapter 7 The Water Cycle - Quiz
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The term water cycle refers to how water moves
Which of these is an example of evaporation?
seawater turning into water vapor as the Sun shines
Which of these is an example of transpiration?
trees in the Canadian forest releasing water vapor
Which of these is an example of condensation?
fog forming in a mountain valley in Oregon
Which of these is an example of precipitation?
A steady drizzle falls in Pittsburgh.
Which of these is an example of surface runoff?
Water flows along the side of a street into a storm drain.
Water that soaks into Earth may become
groundwater under the
Water soaks down into the ground in a process known as
Which of these statements about the water cycle is correct?
Water is constantly moving from one form to another on Earth's surface.
Water can enter the air as a result of which processes?
evaporation or transpiration
Water can leave the air as a result of which processes?
condensation or precipitation
Which process in the water cycle occurs directly before
Which process in the water cycle MUST occur directly before water can become groundwater?
Which processes in the water cycle could result in water
entering the ocean?
precipitation or surface runoff
Water flowing through a small creek into a stream after a storm
is an example of
Cutting down forests can decrease the amount of water vapor
entering the air through the process of
If more sunlight reached the ocean's surface, the amount of water entering the atmosphere as a result of
evaporation would likely increase.
Low amounts of precipitation can have an immediate effect on
surface runoff and a longer-term effect on groundwater
Which of these is NOT a stage where water can stay for many
years as it travels through the water cycle?
Which of the following is a possible sequence that water could follow as it travels through the water cycle?
precipitation --> surface runoff --> ocean