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The Water Cycle (Grade 5)

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The Water Cycle

Where does the energy that powers the water cycle come from?
  1. plants
  2. animals
  3. electrical outlets
  4. the Sun
Most of Earth's fresh water is in glaciers.
  1. True
  2. False
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.
The area underground that contains groundwater is called a(n)                .
  1. aquifer
  2. water table
  3. well
  4. watershed
Rain, sleet, hail, and snow are all part of the                 process in the water cycle.
  1. transpiration
  2. evaporation
  3. precipitation
  4. condensation
Evaporation is the process that causes dew to form.
  1. True
  2. False
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 liquid water.
As water vapor rises in the atmosphere, it cools and changes back to liquid. Tiny drops of liquid form clouds. What is this process called?
  1. Condensation
  2. Precipitation
  3. Evaporation
  4. Run-off
Water taken from plants on Earth's surface into the air is called which of the following?
  1. evaporation
  2. transpiration
  3. condensation
Describe the water cycle in detail.

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