WATER Cycle Vocabulary
  • 1. rain, sleet, snow or hail that falls to the ground
A) condensation
B) transpiration
C) precipitation
D) gravity
  • 2. The process of water molecules entering the air from a tree or other plant
A) condensation
B) transpiration
C) infiltration
D) precipitation
  • 3. The process of water molecules coming together in the atmosphere (cloud formation)
A) infiltration
B) condensation
C) transpiration
D) precipitation
  • 4. The process of water changing from a liquid to a gas
A) magic
B) precipitation
C) evaporation
D) condensation
  • 5. The source of energy that drives the water cycle
A) moon
B) gravity
C) atmosphere
D) sun
  • 6. Water flowing on top of the earth's surface
A) percolation
B) infiltration
C) precipitation
D) runoff
  • 7. Which of the following is NOT a quality of helathy fresh water?
A) clear
B) oxygen rich
C) warm
D) cold
  • 8. The most common pollutant in Maine's fresh water
A) litter
B) soil
C) car oil
D) pet waste
  • 9. When water evaporates from the ocean what happens to the salt
A) it falls from the atmosphere as the water evaporates
B) it stays in the ocean
C) nobody knows
D) it forms into clouds
  • 10. What force brings water back to the oceans
A) wind
B) hoses
C) cohesion
D) gravity
  • 11. Water droplets forming on the outside of a glass of ice water
A) evaporation
B) precipitation
C) perspiration
D) condensation
  • 12. When water goes from a solid to a liquid
A) runoff
B) freezing
C) evaporation
D) melting
  • 13. Water molecules are made of:
A) oxygen only
B) 2 hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom
C) two carbon atoms and one oxygen atom
D) hydrogen only
  • 14. The penny lab demonstrated:
A) freezing
B) cohesion
C) the water cycle
D) melting
  • 15. Water can be a solid, liquid, and gas
A) true
B) false
  • 16. An hour after Sam washed his favorite jeans outside to dry, the water molecules:
A) went up to the sun
B) disappeared and no longer exists
C) are in the air in invisible form
D) broke down into atoms of hydrogen and oxygen
  • 17. In order for water to change from a liquid to a gas
A) energy is removed
B) energy is added
C) there is no change in energy
  • 18. What water cycle process was not demonstrated in your basin?
A) evaporation
B) transpiration
C) condensation
D) precipitation
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