Science 89

  1. a thick sheet ofice covering a large area of land.
    ice cap
  2. the upper area of groundwater
    water table
  3. an up-and-down movement of water
  4. a way of getting water into the soil by artificial means
  5. water stored in the cracks and spaces of underground rock
  6. passing a liquid through materials that remove impurities
  7. tiny drops of condensed water in the atmosphere
  8. water in a gas state
    water vapor
  9. the rise and fall of ocean water levels
  10. water in the atmostphere that falls to Earth
  11. More of the Earth's water is found in ___ than in all of Earth's rivers and lakes.
  12. Particles of water go through the process of evaporation as they absorb ______
    heat energy
  13. The water in rivers, lakes, and streams is _______
    fresh water
  14. The place where fresh water and salt water meet.
  15. The atmosphere over a body of water holds more ____ than the atmosphere over a desert.
    water vapor
  16. Fixing leaky faucets and taking short showers are just two methods of _____
    water conservation
  17. Wastes from industry, farming, and humans are the main sources of water ____
  18. Ocean tides are caused by the pull of ____ between Earth, the Moon and the Sun.
  19. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are types of _______
  20. For a well to produce water, its bottom must be below the ______
    water table
  21. Puffy clouds that appear to rise from a flat bottom.
    cumulus clouds
  22. A boundary between air masses where the warm air mass slides up and over the cold air mass.
    warm front
  23. The force of air pushing on an area.
    air pressure
  24. Clouds that form in layers.
    stratus clouds
  25. Clouds that have a whispy, feather-like shape.
    cirrus clouds
  26. Sections of air with nearly the same temperature and moisture.
    air masses
  27. The blanket of air surrounding Earth.
  28. When a cold air mass pushes under a warm air mass.
    cold front
  29. A boundary between air masses that don't move.
    stationary front
  30. The measurement of how much water vapor is in the air.
  31. What two gases is air mostly made up of?
    Nitrogen and oxygen
  32. What is the climate near a large body of water like?
    Cloudy, rainy, cooler summers and warmer winters.
  33. When there is rain for several days, this may be the result of a...
    Stationary Front
  34. In 1997 and 1998, the eastern US and California experienced heavy rains and flooding as a result of this.
    El Nino
  35. All fronts consist of...
    A warm air mass and a cold air mass.
  36. Almost all of the word's water is found here.
  37. Water is also found surrounding Earth in this.
  38. Fruits and vegetables contain quite a bit of this.
  39. At low temperatures liquid water can become solid ice by this process.
  40. The oceans never overflow because they lose water through.
  41. Name the states in which water may exist.
    gas, liquid, solid
  42. Large streams of water that flow in the ocean are called...
  43. The lowest part of a wave is called a....
  44. In the Northern Hemisphere, warm currents move in this direction
    clockwise direction
  45. The Moon's orbit around Earth causes daily changes in the...
    Ocean tides
  46. Areas with no public disposal systems have...
    septic tanks
  47. There is wind on Eath because the surce of Earth is...
    Unevenly heated
  48. When a cold air mass meets a warm air mass the cold air mass forces the warm air mass upward, possibly resulting in...
    violent weather
  49. If you see high or low pressure areas on a weather map you can predict that the weather will be...
  50. the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere are layers of...
    the atmosphere
  51. What is the difference between weather and climate?
    Weather is the day to day changes in temperature and conditions and climate is a description of the typical weather for an area over a long period of time.
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Science 89