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4th Grade Sci U 07

Investigating Weather and the Water Cycle

Atmosphere air that surrounds the Earth
Condensation the process of changing from a gas to a liquid
Precipitation water that falls to the Earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
Evaporation the process of changing from a liquid to a gas
Weather the daily state of the atmosphere, or air, in any given place
Water Accumulation increasing water levels in ponds, lakes, streams and rivers, glaciers, snow pack,or water run-off
Celsius a temperature scale used in the metric system
Meteorologist an expert in or student of meteorology; a weather forecaster
Water Cycle The continuous process by which water is circulated throughout the earth and the atmosphere
Surface Water water on the surface of the planet such as in a river, lake, wetland, or ocean
The Sun major source of energy for the water cycle.
Increase to become larger (as in size, amount, number, or intensity)
Decrease to become smaller (as in size, amount, number, or intensity)
Weather Symbol a visual representation of a weather condition
Wind Conditions how fast and in what direction the air is moving
Wind Vane a weather instrument used to show the direction of the wind
Created by: lagroneh