5th grade - California Science chapter 4 Earth's water
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A large body of salt water
Water that is relatively pure, with few dissolved salt
Occurs when radiant energy from the sun heats water, causing the water molecules to become so active that some of them rise into the atmosphere as vapor.
Water turns into a gas.
is a huge slab of ice and snow that covers a very large area of land for thousand of years
A large mass of moving ice and snow on land
The process of water changing from a vapor to a liquid. Water vapor in the air rises mostly by convection. This means that warm, humid air will rise, while cooler air will flow downward. As the warmer air rises, the water vapor will lose energy, causing its temperature to drop. The water vapor then has a change of state into liquid or ice.
Water being released from clouds as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
occurs when plants take in water through the roots and release it through the leaves, a process that can clean water by removing contaminants and pollution.
Precipitation that reaches the surface of the Earth but does not infiltrate the soil.
the movement of air from the water to the land
the movement of air from the land to the water
is a cloud that forms near the ground
is the continuous movement of water between earth's surface and the air as it changes from liquid to gas to solid to liquid
is a man-made lake that is used to store water
is made by building across a stream or river
is water beneath earth's surface
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.
An area of land that drains into a river or lake.
A very heavy flow of water, which is greater than the normal flow of water and goes over the stream's normal channel.