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The Water Cycle (Grade 5)

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The Water Cycle

1. 
Where does the energy that powers the water cycle come from?
  1. plants
  2. animals
  3. electrical outlets
  4. the sun
 
2. 
Most of Earth's fresh water is in glaciers.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Ninety-seven percent of the world's water resources are found in
  1. fresh water.
  2. salt water.
  3. ice caps and glaciers.
  4. groundwater.
 
4. 
The area underground that contains groundwater is called a(n)               .
  1. aquifer
  2. water table
  3. well
  4. water shed
5. 
Rain, sleet, hail, and snow are all part of the                 process in the water cycle.
  1. transpiration
  2. evaporation
  3. precipitation
  4. condensation
 
6. 
Evaporation is the process that causes dew to form.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Sublimation is used to describe
  1. Cold arctic temperatures
  2. Ice falling from the sky
  3. The process of ice changing to water vapor
  4. The process of ice changing to water
 
8. 
As water vapor rises in the atmosphere, it cools and changes back to liquid. Tiny drops of liquid form clouds in this process called
  1. Condensation
  2. Precipitation
  3. Evaporation
  4. Run-off
9. 
Water taken from plants on the earth's surface into the air is called which of the following?
  1. evaporation
  2. transpiration
  3. condensation
 
10. 
Describe the water cycle in detail.





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