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List 8-Water Cycle
Ocean The entire body of salt water that covers about 71% of Earth
Salt Water Water found in Oceans (and a few lakes) that contains 3-4% salt.
Fresh Water Water found in lakes, rivers, and streams that does not contain salt.
Water Cycle/ Hydrological Cycle The changes to water when it evaporates into the air, condenses into clouds, and then precipitates back down to Earth’s surface.
Evaporation Physical change in matter from a liquid to a gas
Water Vapor Water in the form of an invisible gas.
Condensation Physical change in matter from a gas to a liquid
Precipitation Rain, snow, sleet, and hail that falls from clouds in the sky
Runoff When rainwater travels down mountains and hills
Accumulation Where rainwater gathers together on Earth, making puddles, ponds, and lakes
Sun Provided the energy that evaporates water on Earth
Transpiration Water that evaporates from leaves of plants
Groundwater The water beneath the surface of the ground, consisting largely of surface water that has seeped down; source of water in springs and wells
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