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Water Cycle


absorption precipitation soaking into the ground
aquifer ground water stored in and between rocks;underground water storage
condensation when water vapor turns into liquid water and becomes visible as a cloud, fog, or water droplets
evaporation when liquid water turns into water vapor[gas]
groundwater water that is under the surface of the ground
humidity amount of water vapor in the air
precipitation water in the form of snow, sleet, and hail
run off water that is not absorbed so flows downhill, usually into a body of water
surface water water that is not absorbed and collects in ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers
transpiration water that 'sweats' and evaporates from a plant mostly from the underside of the leaves
toxic damage the health of humans and other organisms
sewage water and humans wastes washed down sinks, toilets, showers, and laundry-tubs
sanitary landfill holds solid waste construction debris and some types of agriculture and industrial waste
polluants substances that can cause pollution
municipal solid waste the waste materials produced in homes businesses school and in other communities
leachate Rainwater falling on a dump dissolved chemicals from the wastes forming a polluted liquid
incineration the burning of solid waste
hazardous waste material that can be harmful to human health or the environment if it is not properly disposed
corrosive can dissolve many materials
biodegradable Any material that can be broken down and recycled by bacteria and other decomposers
household sewage if sewage isn't treated to kill dease causing organisms they multiply
agricultural wastes rain can wash animal wastes and fertilizers in to ponds, were they can cause algae to grow quickly black lights from plants and kill them
Oil and Gasoline oil spills can take many years for an area to recover
Industry and Mining Chemicals and metal wastes can harm other organisms that live in bodies of water and animals that drink it
Heat Heated water from factories can have a negative affect by killing organisms living in the body of water were it is released
Sediments Can cover up the food sources nests and eggs
Recycled plastic can be made into Fleece jackets, dock pilings, carpeting, park benches, shower stalls, sleeping bags, fiber filling, trash cans, and floor tiles
Recycled glass can be made into Fiber glass,bricks,tiles,reflective paint on road signs
Recycled paper only can be recycled a few times because It is not as smooth or as strong as paper made from wood pulp
Reduce Create less waste-cloth bags and reusable containers
Reuse Find another use for an object rather than discarding it
Recycle Reclaiming raw materials to create new products
Compost Start a backyard compost pile or pay too have your organic wastes taken to a compost facility
Created by: NicHus1