8th Grade Science Study Guide 8/22-8/26 Water Cycle
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Why is the earth called the water planet?
75 % is covered by water
percent of the water on earth is salt water
percent of water on eath is fresh water
Most of the fresh water on earth is stored as
Water vapor is water as a
Fresh water can be found in what four places
lakes, rivers, oceans, and underground
Water that soaks through the soil and is stored below the surface is called
The continuous process which water moves through living and non-living parts of the environment is called the?
The__________ drives the water cycle?
is the process by which water molecules get heated by the sun and turn into gas, water vapor.
When water evaporates from the ocean does the salt rise with the water water vapor or stay in the oceans?
stays in the ocean
Is the process by which trees and plants release water into the atmosphere through their leaves.
is the process by which water vapor turns back into a liquid and forms clouds.
is the water that falls back to earth
List four types of precipitation
rain, snow, hail, and steel
water is the water that does not soak into the ground
The amount of water on earth stays______, because the amount of evaporation and precipation are balanced or equal.