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Mr. E's 4th Grade

Science D2: The Oceans

Water cycle constant recycling of water
Evaporation process in which a liquid changes into a gas
Condensation process in which a gas changes into a liquid
Precipitation water that falls from the sky as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
Wave the up-and-down movement of the water particles
Storm surge a very large series of waves caused by high winds
Tide the daily changes in the local water level of the ocean
Surface current an ocean current formed when steady winds blow over the surface of the ocean
Deep ocean current an ocean current formed when cold water flows underneath warm water
Shore zone the place where the land and ocean meet
Continental shelf the ocean floor of the shore zone
Abyssal plains huge flat areas of the ocean floor
Trench the deepest parts of the ocean
Mid-ocean range a vast chain of mountains that stretch across the ocean floor
Created by: seastinl