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SCI-7 U5 Quiz 1

Vocabulary 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.
Surface Runoff Occurs when the soil becomes saturated and the water flows along the surface into a body of water.
Infiltration Occurs when precipitation falling to the Earth falls on land and soaks into the soil.
Permeability A measure of how easily water can move through a material.
Created by: susanmason