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Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which is not an ocean?
  1. Indian
  2. Pacific
  3. Superior
  4. Atlantic
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What process is described below?

When water from Earth evaporates and rises into the air, cools and condenses forming a cloud, and falls to the ground as precipitation and accumulates into lakes, rivers, or oceans.
  1. Physical Changes
  2. Heat Energy
  3. Matter
  4. Water Cycle
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
A salty body of water that covers a LARGE area is called an         ocean        .
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
The movement of water back and forth between air and earth is called the                .
  1. condensation
  2. water cycle
  3. evaporation
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which word better fits the sentence?

                is the study of oceans.
  1. Oceanography
  2. Oceanographer
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Water that falls from clouds in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or ice is called                .
  1. evaporation
  2. groundwater
  3. precipitation
  4. condensation
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Water that collects in spaces between underground rocks is called
  1. groundwater.
  2. ocean water.
  3. water vapor.
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
The water cycle includes condensation, evaporation and precipitation.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which word better fits the sentence?

A                 is a dangerous wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean bottom.
  1. current
  2. tsunami
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
The movement of water between Earth's air and land is part of the                .
  1. snow
  2. groundwater
  3. water cycle
  4. storm system
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
During the water cycle, what generally happens to the water after evaporation?
  1. It condenses and forms a cloud.
  2. It evaporates until it is entirely gone.
  3. It falls to the ground as precipitation.
  4. It seeps into the earth as groundwater.
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the process when water changes into water vapor?
  1. precipitation
  2. condensation
  3. dew
  4. evaporation
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Earth's underground supply of water is                .
  1. condensation
  2. groundwater
  3. stratus
  4. precipitation
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Wind and the                 energy cause evaporation as water moves through the water cycle.
  1. Sun's
  2. water's
  3. vapor's
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which word better fits the sentence?

A                 is a section of an ocean partly surrounded by land.
  1. sea
  2. zone
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the process called when gas changes into a liquid?
  1. evaporation
  2. condensation
  3. water density
  4. accumulation
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the process called where water vapor cools and turns back into drops of water?
  1. ice
  2. condensation
  3. groundwater
  4. evaporation
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Where is most of the water on Earth found?
  1. Oceans
  2. Lakes, rivers, streams
  3. Glaciers and ice caps
  4. Atmosphere
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What are glaciers made of?
  1. gas
  2. ice
  3. groundwater
  4. salt water
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the invisible gas called that water turns into when it evaporates?
  1. oxygen
  2. condensation
  3. precipitation
  4. water vapor
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