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Land & Water

What is the process by which water moves through the ground, evaporates into the air, forms clouds, and falls back to earth as rain? (2 words) water cycle
Water that has soaked in the soil is called ___ ___. ground water
Water that flows over the surface of land is called _____________. runoff
What is the process by which water becomes water vapor? evaporation
The process by which water vapor turns back into liquid is called ____. condensation
Our scientific word for rain, snow, sleet, and hail is ___. precipitation
When liquid water molecules escape into the air in the form of a gas, this gas is called ____ _____. water vapor
What is the wearing away and moving of soil and rocks? erosion
The process by which materials that were eroded are dropped somewhere else is called ____. deposition
The ___ of an object is something that helps to identify it. property
The model we used in class that showed us the effects of erosion and deposition caused by water is called a ____ ____. stream table
A smaller or larger version of an object used to represent the actual object is called a ___. model
What are the 3 states of matter? solid liquid gas
What state of matter is water when it is ice? solid
What state of matter is water? liquid
What state of matter is water in when it is water vapor? gas
Which soil component has bigger pore spaces? gravel
Which soil component holds the water in its pore spaces more? sand
Water erodes the land when it is moving ____. fast
Water deposits the land when it is moving ____. slowly
Which soil component sinks to the bottom of the water first? gravel
Which soil component floats on top of the water? humus
An overflow of water onto land that is normally dry is called a ____. flood
To move freely, as a fluid; to proceed or move steadily and easily flow
Open space between soil particles that ground water can seep into pore space
The clear liquid making up oceans, lakes, and streams water
To become worn by the actions of weather weathering
What type of energy is added to change ice (a solid) to water (a liquid)? heat
Created by: aemiller5