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Chapter 2 Section 2 Water on Earth. 1.a. Describe Name and describe the different types of water that make up Earth’s water supply?  Freshwater – Suitable.

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1 Chapter 2 Section 2 Water on Earth

2 1.a. Describe Name and describe the different types of water that make up Earth’s water supply?  Freshwater – Suitable for drinking, 3% of the Earth’s water supply – example Lake  Saltwater – Unsuitable for drinking, 97% of the Earth’s water supply – example Ocean

3 1.b. Analyze Why is only a small percentage of Earth’s Freshwater available to us?  Most of the freshwater in underground or frozen in glaciers.

4 1.c. Elaborate In your opinion, which is more important – surface water or groundwater? Why?  Answers may vary Surface water more accessible ground water more abundant.

5 2.a. Recall What drives the water cycle?  Sun’s Energy Evaporation and Precipitation

6 2.b. Make Inferences From what bodies of water do you think most evaporation occurs? Why?  Oceans and Lakes because of the size

7 3.a. Define What is a Drought?  A long period of lower-than-normal precipitation or no RAIN.

8 3.b. Analyze How does water support life on Earth?  We depend on water for drinking, growing crops, energy, and recreation.

9 3.c. Evaluate What water problem do you think is most critical in your community?  Is the amount of water wasted in my community on watering of lawns, washing of cars, leaking faucets, and so on.


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