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Unit 05

Unit 05: Investigating Water and Weather Patterns

the air that surrounds the Earth; it is made of a mixture of gases Atmosphere
general pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time [30 years or more (many decades)] Climate
the process of water changing from water vapor to a liquid by loss of heat (e.g., weather - water vapor forming clouds) Condensation
the process of water changing from a liquid to water vapor by adding heat (e.g., weather - water in oceans evaporating into the air) Evaporation
acting in such a way so to have an effect on something else Interact
water that falls to the Earth’s surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail Precipitation
a huge ball of gases around which the Earth and other planets of the solar system revolve; the Sun is a star that provides Earth with most of its light and thermal energy Sun
the change of water from one state to another as it moves between Earth’s surfaces to the atmosphere Water cycle
day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere in an area; weather has short-term variations (e.g., weather can change from minute-to-minute, day-to-day, or week-to-week) Weather
Created by: tcmrcm



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