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Cumulative Vocab Test Words

water cycle The continuous movement of Earth’s water from the oceans and freshwater sources to the atmosphere and eventually back to the oceans.
evaporation Occurs when heat energy from the Sun causes water on the surface of the Earth to change phase to water vapor.
transpiration Occurs when plants give off water vapor that enters the atmosphere.
condensation Occurs when water vapor in the atmosphere cools and changes back into liquid water and forms clouds.
precipitation Occurs when water returns to the Earth from the atmosphere in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
permeable Describes a material through which water can move quickly.
relative humidity The percentage of moisture that air holds relative to the amount of moisture it could hold if it were completely saturated with water vapor.
weather The daily condition of the Earth’s atmosphere.
climate The general conditions of temperature and precipitation for an area over a long period of time.
porosity A measure of the amount of pore space in soil material.
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