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the process of turning from water/liquid to water vapor evaporation
list three forms of precipitation rain, snow, hail, sleet
the process of turning water vapor back into little droplets of water condensation
___________ of our planet is covered with water two-thirds or 70%
Puddles get smaller and smaller due to ____________. evaporation
Water exists on earth in three forms. List all three. solid, liquid, gas
Precipitation occurs when... clouds get too heavy with condensation
The water cycle is the movement of water from the ________ into the _______ and then back _________________ again. Earth, sky, back down to Earth
What percent of the water on Earth is salt water? 97%
What percent of the water on Earth is fresh water? 3%
Saltwater is found in _____________ and _____________ oceans, saltwater lakes
List three place freshwater is found. rivers, ponds, lakes, streams, and underground
The sun heats water on the surface of the Earth, and causes it to ______________. evaporate
Define transpiration movement of water out of plants
The type of cloud depends on how ____________________. high up in the atmosphere the water condenses
The blanket os air that covers the Earth is known as the _______. Atmosphere
What are the three main types of clouds? Stratus, Cumulus, Cirrus
Name three cloud types that occur above 18,000 feet cirrus, altostratus, altocumulus, cirrostratus, cirrocumulus
Nimbostratus clouds produce ____________. precipitation
What do the words nimbo and nimbus mean? precipitation producing clouds
What type of clouds look like big fluffy balls of cotton? cumulus clouds
What are the three main parts of the water cycle? evaporation, condensation, precipitation
Created by: Mills, Susan