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Science-2nd Nine Week Review Part 1

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Absorbency
the ability to take in a material
Adhesion
the tendency of water to stick to other substances
Artesian Well
a well in which water rises because of pressure within an aquifer
Buoyancy
the ability of a fluid to exert an upward force on an object that is immersed in the fluid
Capillary Action
Movement of water through very small spaces due to molecular forces.
Cohesion
the attractive force between water molecules
Condensation
the process of warm air cooling as it rises and releasing moisture in the form of a liquid
Density
the measure of mass of a substance per unit volume
Drought
a long period of scarce rainfall
Ecological Address
description about your place in the world including your river basins, topography, soil, groundwater, wetlands, biodiversity, air, climate,and energy
Evaporation
the process by which a liquid is changed into a vapor
Fresh Water
water on Earth that is used for human consumption
Glaciers
a large mass of moving ice and snow on land
Groundwater
water located below Earth's surface
Human Consumption
the ability for humans to eat
Hydrology
the study of water
Hydrosphere
the portion of the Earth that contains water
Icebergs
a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier
Icecaps
a glacier forming on an extensive area of relatively level land and flowing outward from its center
Infiltration
water that seeps into rocks and between particles of soil
Impermeable
does not allow water to move through
Insoluble
cannot be dissolved
Man-made fibers
an object made by humans that resembles a thread
Natural fibers
an object found in nature resembling a thread
Percolation
the downward movement of water through pores and other spaces in soil due to gravity